DR. JOEL WALLACH
Born and raised in Missouri, Dr. Joel Wallach attended The University of Missouri, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Science of Agriculture. A veterinarian for 30 years, he worked as a research veterinary pathologist with The National Institute of Health for The Center for the Biology of Natural Systems.
Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia, at Emory University. Having discovered and identified the first animal models for cystic fibrosis – monkeys – he found that he could reproduce their condition at will because it was a nutritional deficiency. His find offered great promise for children with the disease, but when he made it public, the institute fired him on 24-hours’ notice. Chagrined and perplexed, Dr. Wallach made the decision to go to medical school so he could treat children for cystic fibrosis himself.
- 1962 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Major in Animal Husbandry (Nutrition) Minor in Field crops and Soil University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
- 1964 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
1966-68 Post-doctoral fellowship The Center for the Biology of Natural Systems Washington University, Barnes Hospital St. Louis Zoological Gardens, Missouri Shaw’s Botanical gardens, Missouri
- 1991 Nobel Prize Nominee – Medicine for his stunning discoveries in the use of trace minerals to prevent catastrophic diseases in the newborn. Nomination by the Association of Eclectic Physicians (Chartered 1823).