Professor Bruce R. McCord

Florida International University, USA

Bruce R. McCord is a Professor of Analytical and Forensic Chemistry at Florida International University. Dr. McCord received a BS in Chemistry with honors from the College of William and Mary in 1981, and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986. Prior to working at FIU, he was an Assistant Professor at Ohio University (1998-2004) and a Research Chemist at the FBI Laboratory (1989-1998).
His current research interests involve the development of procedures for forensic analysis including both biochemical (genomics) and chemical assays (trace analysis). This work includes projects in forensic epigenetics, rapid PCR, pyrosequecing, microfluidics and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Dr. McCord has published over 130 peer reviewed papers, 12 patents, 16 book chapters and has graduated 31 PhD students.
He serves as Deputy Editor for the journal Electrophoresis, Editor for Forensic Sciences (MDPI) and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Forensic Chemistry as well as the scientific committee of the Green Mountain DNA Conference. In 2008 he received the Paul Kirk Award from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. When not in the laboratory he can be found performing improvisational jazz on the saxophone and clarinet or foil windsurfing in the Florida Keys.

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