Nicole Garneau, PhD

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Dr. Nicole Garneau is a taste scientist and public speaker that brings flavor science to the table. Her formal training in genetics and microbiology led her to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science where she serves as the Curator of Human Health and the PI of the Genetics of Taste Lab (Click big red button to the right labeled "Personal Page" to visit the Genetics of Taste Lab www.dmns.org/genetics).

Dr. Garneau believes that science should be for the people and by the people. Using a community-based research model of crowdsourcing and citizen science, she employs this philosophy every day making science accessible and personally relevant to our everyday lives.

As a sought-after public speaker and science communicator, she has had the honor of being a guest on NPR TED Radio Hour, the Great American Beer Festival, the Craft Brewer's Conference, and many scientific conferences including the American Society for Microbiology and Experimental Biology. She has given numerous interviews for radio (e.g. Colorado Public Radio), television (e.g. CBS4), and online (e.g. PBS NewsHour). Find her in the Twittersphere @DocGarneau (personal) and @YoPearlSciGirl (museum).

  • POSITIONCurator and Department Chair, Health Sciences
  • EXPERTISE Genetics & Flavor Science
  • PhD

    Colorado State University

  • PHONE NUMBER303.370.6086
  • EMAILngarneau@dmns.org
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