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Denver museum researcher breaks down barriers for volunteers

02.06.2019

At the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, a small research lab is looking into how a person’s genetics affects his or her sense of taste. The research can help determine how people can pair healthy food with other things to make it taste better. But for Nicole Garneau, the study is also a way to bring more people to the table when it comes to science.

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Crowdsourcing Aids Data Collection

09.24.2018
Wake Forest University

Appearing friendly and engaging, it’s easy to see why Garneau has been invited to speak at numerous venues,  such as TEDxMileHigh, NPR and now Wake Forest. Throughout the presentation, she interacted with the audience, pulling examples from local research and calling on audience members by name. This seminar was part of a weekly series in the Department of Biology, bringing presenters with a range of expertise to speak on campus every Monday.

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Hate IPAs? It’s Because Your Genetics Programmed You To Dislike Bitter Beers.

06.28.2018

A combination of human instinct, DNA and learned behavior determines whether you love or loathe hoppy brews.

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Taking Taste Tests to the Next Level

01.18.2018
ColoradoBiz Magazine

The curator and chair of the health sciences PI genetics of taste lab at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science receives ColoradoBiz Magazine's 2018 Most Influential Young Professionals Honor.

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Savory and Sour Taste Study

11.29.2017
Fox 31 News

Morning News Segment

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The Human Biology Collection

07.19.2017
The Brain Scoop

We're hittin' the road, from The Field Museum to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. In this first video, I get to visit one of the most unique collections I've ever seen in a natural history museum, AND guess what, I'm actually going to become their latest donation. What!

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