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Bruce German, PhD Member

Dr. Bruce German received his Ph.D. from Cornell University and joined the faculty at the University of California, Davis in 1988. In 1997, he was named the first John E. Kinsella Endowed Chair in Food, Nutrition and Health, and he is currently a professor at the Department of Food Science & Technology at the University of California, Davis. Dr. German also previously served as senior scientific advisor at the Nestle Research Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. Dr. German’s laboratory group focuses on research seeking to understand how to improve foods and their ability to deliver improved health. The model being used to pave the way toward improving the health benefits of foods is milk, which evolved to make healthy mammals healthier. His research interests include the structure and function of dietary lipids, the role of milk components in food and health and the application of metabolic assessment to personalizing diet and health.