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November 16, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Auburn Alumni Center

Dr. Bruce Smith

AU Brewing Science and Operations Graduate Certificate Program

Following graduation from Haverford College with a Bachelor of Arts in biology in 1984, Dr. Smith received his V.M.D. (veterinary medicine) and Ph.D. (genetics) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and 1993 respectively. In 1993, he joined Auburn University where he is currently a professor in the Department of Pathobiology and director of the Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer. As a member of the faculty, Dr. Smith has taught genetics and molecular biology to thousands of students, ranging from high school to graduate school. He has extensive knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics, both in unicellular organisms such as bacteria and yeast, as well as in higher animals such as mammals. He is well versed in the latest techniques of genetic and biochemical analysis. Dr. Smith has been a home brewer for more than 30 years and is familiar with many different beer styles and the approaches needed to brew them. He has taught both formal and informal classes on brewing and has helped organize home brew clubs and classes. He has assisted numerous individuals with their brewing and has consulted with brew-pubs regarding specifics of their operations on several occasions.