About

Nicole L. Garneau, PhD

Scientist, Community Builder and Motivational Speaker

Named one of the top 5 most influential young professionals in Colorado, Dr. Nicole Garneau is a scientist and keynote speaker who brings flavor and people to the table. Her scientific training in genetics and microbiology led her to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science where she serves as the Curator of Human Health and directs the Genetics of Taste Lab (www.dmns.org/genetics). 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 land scientific careers. In addition to her Museum work, she is a sought-after public speaker and science communicator. She has the honor of being an invited presenter in the United States 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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