Bruce German

Professor and Chemist, Food Science and Technology, UC Davis

Dr. Bruce German is a Professor and Chemist of Food Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis and researches the role of fats and other components in the diet. He develops ways to assess health and metabolism in response to foods. Milk is the model he uses as a genetic blueprint for foods to support health. Milk evolves for the purpose of nourishing growing mammals and this evolutionary logic is the basis of the research to discover physical, functional, and nutritional properties of milk components and to apply these properties as principles to foods. Dr. German has also published many articles, including topics on Food in an Evolutionary Context and Nutrigenomics and Personalized Diets: What Will They Mean for Food?. He has received honors as a Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer, Distinguished Professor, and Most Highly Cited Scientist award by ISI Index.

Courses, Events & Writings

The Human Microbiome, Diet, and Health: Workshop Summary

This writing explores current and emerging knowledge of the human microbiome, its role in human health, its interaction with the diet, and new research to improve the nutritional quality of the food supply.