Michael Roth, Ph.D.
Michael Roth, Ph.D. received an AB degree in 1971 from Davidson College and taught high school science in Alexandria, Va., before obtaining a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1982. For his Ph.D. research, he studied the mechanisms by which the influenza virus hemagglutinin is transported to the apical surface of epithelial cells.
He was a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation postdoctoral fellow from 1982 – 1983 and a NIH postdoctoral fellow from 1983 – 1985 with Drs. Joe Sambrook and Mary-Jane Gething at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where he learned to make recombinant viruses to use as probes to study cell biology.
He joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 1985, where he has conducted research investigating the intracellular traffic of membrane proteins, the biological functions of lipases and lipid kinases, and for the past decade research in chemical biology focusing primarily on identifying chemicals with anti-cancer properties.