Michael King, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Microbial Discovery Group


Joined United Animal Health: 2007


  • Ph.D. University of Illinois CU
  • M.S. Oklahoma State University
  • B.S. Oklahoma State University

Michael received his B.S. and M.S. from Oklahoma State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois CU.  He started his career as a Senior Microbiologist with Nalco Chemical, one of the world’s largest water treatment companies.  From there he served as the Director of Research & Development and Director of Technical Operations with Semco Bioscience, a Bacillus fermentation company.

Dr. King then became a Principal Scientist, Partner with Agtech Products focusing on DNA platform technologies for studying animal gut microbial ecosystems.  Later partnering with United Animal Health and Agtech Products (DuPont), Dr. King co-founded Microbial Discovery Group, a microbial research and fermentation company.