Margaux is a second year PhD student 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
Born in Korea, Anna moved to the US in her teens and has been calling the American Northeast home ever since. In 2016, she started her Ph.D. program in Food Science at Cornell University to expand her skill set as a scientist. Her research focus is in taste physiology, where she investigates how taste perception affects alcohol consumption behavior. 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