Michael Roof, PhD

email: mroof@iastate.edu

phone: 515-294-1636


Chief Technology Officer, Vaccines, Diagnostics, 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



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

Research interest: The Vaccines, Diagnostics, 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.