Bruce Hemming

HemmingBruce Hemming, Ph.D. is President and CEO, as well as, founder of Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc. (the MiL inc.), a contract research and sample testing company with over two decades of service providing environmental microbiology analyses in the marketplaces of food safety and nutrition, industrial manufacturing, agriculture and biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and expert witness services. He is also the Executive Director of the Helix Center Core Laboratory, a satellite lab which serves the city and county in the pre-seed biotechnology business incubator for life science start-ups. He has, along with two other technology entrepreneurs, recently created a new start-up (June, 2013), named Microbe Scan LLC where he serves as a partner and CEO. He received a non-partisan gubernatorial appointment from Governor Mel Carnahan to serve on the first statewide biosafety committee as a result of the 9/11 terrorist plot.

Prior to these activities, Dr. Hemming worked in various capacities as a senior specialist in research for Monsanto Company. His career has included adjunct appointments in microbiology with the University of Missouri – St. Louis, St. Louis University, and the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Dr. Hemming holds a doctorate degree (1982) in plant pathology from Montana State University, a Master of Science degree (1977) in biochemistry from Brigham Young University (BYU) with additional post-graduate work in biochemistry at the University of California – Riverside. His bachelor's degree in microbiology (1974) with minors in chemistry and German were also earned at BYU –Provo, Utah. In 1970, he served as a missionary for his church for two years in Austria. He is married to Sandi B. Hemming, a licensed and registered clinical dietitian, both originally from Idaho, having 9 married children and 28 grandchildren in the family.