Mihail Mitov, Ph.D


Mihail (Mike) Mitov received M.Sc. in Biology and earned a Ph.D. from the Bulgarian Academy of Science after completing graduate research focused on novel physiological approaches for treatment of parasitic infections. Fascinated by the scientific approach to understand how the human body works, Mike pursued his Postdoctoral training in the area of Muscle Physiology and Biomechanics at the Department of Physiology in the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine.

During his 12+ years of research experience at the University of Kentucky, Mike worked on numerous self-lead and collaborative projects involving various human diseases - heart failure, diabetic cardiovascular complications, aging, cancer and others. He had the privilege to train and mentor undergraduate, graduate and medical students, postdocs, residents and staff members helping them achieve their career goals. Mike has several publications and serves as an editorial board member and reviewer of scientific journals.

Prior to joining ICOM, Mike played a critical role in establishing, managing and supervising the daily operations at a unique core facility at the NCI-designated Markey Cancer Center in the University of Kentucky. He provided consultations and research services for investigators interested in cellular bioenergetics using Seahorse Flux technology, free radical biology and oxidative stress metabolism.

Following his passion for teaching, Mike also served as Adjunct Faculty at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College teaching human anatomy and physiology labs and principles of biology lectures and labs.

Mike is thrilled by the opportunity to join the ICOM team and contribute to the opening of Idaho’s first medical school. He is looking forward to participating in the training of future physicians to serve the region and beyond.


Office Hours

Tues. & Thurs. | 3-5 p.m.

Room 342