About

Nicole L. Garneau, PhD

Scientist, Consultant, and Keynote Speaker

Named one of the top 5 most influential young professionals in Colorado, Dr. Nicole Garneau is a scientist and keynote speaker who brings science to the table. Her training in genetics and microbiology led her to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science where she served from 2009-2019 as the Curator of Human Health and led the Genetics of Taste Lab. There she produced the NIH SEPA-funded documentary, “The Untold Stories of STEM” to showcase how diverse people from different backgrounds rose above barriers to excel in scientific careers. As a sought-after public speaker and science communicator, she has the honor of being an invited presenter at TEDxMileHigh, the Great American Beer Festival, the Craft Brewers Conference, and many scientific conferences including the American Society for Microbiology and Experimental Biology, as well as abroad including Turkey, Sweden, and Mexico. She is an actively publishing scientist with a communication flare and is proud to have been featured numerous on television, radio and online outlets. Some of her favorites include interviews on The Brain Scoop with Emily Graslie, People Behind the Science with Dr. Marie McNeely, and the nerd in her delights to have been featured on NPR’s TED Radio Hour with Guy Raz. 


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