Food Defense in a Global Context
Sep 03, 2020 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Robert A. Norton, Ph.D. is Professor of Veterinary Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Biosecurity and Public Health at Auburn University. Dr. Norton has nearly 35 years of experience in veterinary infectious diseases, national security, bioterrorism and agroterrorism detection and defense. A veterinary microbiologist by training, Dr. Norton serves as the Chair of the Biosecurity and Food Defense Working Group in the Auburn University Foods System Institute (AUFSI) and the National Security Programs Coordinator for The Futures Laboratory, an Auburn Outreach effort to Army, Air Force and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Dr. Norton is the founder and former Director of the Auburn OSINT (AU-OSINT) Laboratory, where he currently serves as Coordinator of National Security Projects. He also serves as the 2019-2020 Fellow in the Air Force Surgeon General’s Visiting Scholar Program. His long-term research interests include biological weapons defense, One Health/Public Health, food and agriculture systems defense, Open Source Intelligence, Technical Intelligence (CBRNE/weapons systems), red teaming, critical infrastructure protection. Dr. Norton currently serves as the Senior Faculty Advisor to the Auburn University COVID Resource Center.