Michael Roof, PhD

Michael Roof, PhD

email: mroof@iastate.edu
phone: 515-294-1636

Chief Technology Officer
Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics bioscience platform
Office of the Vice President for Research
Iowa State University
5011 Advanced Teaching & Research Building
2213 Pammel Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1101


The Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics research and innovation platform supports the state of Iowa’s biosciences-based economic growth initiative. In his role as CTO, Roof will lead efforts to identify and accelerate development of new technologies and innovations with strong commercial potential in the Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics platform. Roof will work closely with platform lead, Balaji Narasimhan, and research teams at Iowa State and the University of Iowa to identify technologies with commercial potential in the platform space. Roof will also work in tandem with the Iowa Innovation Corporation CEO and staff to prioritize those opportunities for commercial development within Iowa.


BS Microbiology, Iowa State University 1987
MS Veterinary Microbiology, Iowa State University 1989
PhD Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology, Iowa State University 1991
Minnesota Executive Program, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, 1997