Margaux is a third year PhD candidate in the Dando Taste Physiology Lab at Cornell University interested in understanding flavor perception and individual taste preferences. Bringing together her passion for food science and brewing, Margaux co-founded Cornell’s graduate brewing organization Big Red Brewing with her lab mate, Anna, to share her love of beer, interest in exploring the intersection of brewing and flavor perception, and to promote community engagement. She hopes to continue to merge these interests throughout her PhD program.
Favorite beer: Cigar City Brewing Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Brown Ale
Ask me about: sensory evaluation, local beers, flavors, Oreos, and cats
Anna graduated with her PhD from Cornell University studying taste physiology. Her research project focused on how taste perception affects alcohol consumption behavior in a mouse model. In her spare time, she applies her skills as a scientist and a self-taught designer to collaborative projects in brewing and architecture. She plans to continue solving problems through science and design following graduation.
Favorite beer: Guinness Draught
Ask me about: taste physiology, design, vegetable gardening, and Arsenal FC