Roth completed his PhD in biophysics at Harvard University, after studying both physics and molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley. After receiving his PhD, he gained experience in applied biotechnology as a scientist at Millennium Pharmaceuticals. He continues to be a fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and a member of the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston.
With numerous publications to their credit, Roth’s team has contributed work to leading journals such as Science, Nature and Cell. Roth has served as an Associate Editor for Bioinformatics, Public Library of Science: Computational Biology, and G3:Genes, Genomes, Genetics.
Roth’s group continues to focus on developing technology to more efficiently relate genes to the functioning of living systems and human disease.