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Our  2017 Keynote Speaker


2017 URC Keynote Presentation


Dr. Nicole Garneau

"From Failure to Setback, From Setback to Success"

Nicole Garneau, PhD is an advocate for women in science and a believer that science isn’t an exclusive club. She strives every day to make it fun and personally relevant, and to encourage others to see that there is a scientist in everyone. 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 ( Beyond her day job, she is the founder of three companies, including the craft brewing sensory app DraughtLab, and proud mom to an energetic toddler. Dr. Garneau is also a sought-after public speaker and science communicator, and has had the honor of being an invited presenter at MileHigh TEDx, the Craft Brewer's Conference, and many scientific conferences. She has given numerous interviews for radio (e.g. Colorado Public Radio, NPR TED Radio Hour), television (e.g. CBS4), and online (e.g. PBS NewsHour). You can find follow her work at the Museum at and @yopearlscigirl. Or head over to and @DocGarneau for her insiders look at flavor science.







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