Dealing with Those Telltale Malodors

By educating physicians about unique properties of the olfactory system, Monell scientist Pamela Dalton seeks to increase understanding of stigmas associated with incontinence Vanilla, honeysuckle, a baby’s head… diesel. When asked to name her favorite smell, Pamela Dalton responds without…

Sensing a Stronger Voice

One might wonder what a speech-language pathologist is doing at the Monell Center, with its half-century of focus on the chemical senses of taste and smell. Well, to Center postdoctoral fellow Carolyn Novaleski, PhD, it makes perfect sense. As a…

Meet the Postdocs, Part 2

Welcome to the second installment of our series on Monell’s extraordinary postdoctoral fellows. We managed to coax another two postdocs out of their labs to speak with us about everything from science to pasta; from improving human health to Mozart.…

Featuring the 50th

2018 marks the Monell Center’s 50th anniversary, and we are proudly celebrating our storied history of sensory discoveries! Below are some of the highlights from this milestone year.   Regilding of Face Fragment (Summer 2017) Befitting our golden anniversary, we…

Changing Taste

Knowing how taste cells regenerate opens doors to improving nutritional health Imagine a day when taste cells, once lost, can be restored. Cancer patients who, post treatment, no longer enjoy the pleasure of taste could again savor food, as could…

Meet the Postdocs!

In the first of a series on Monell’s hard-working postdoctoral fellows, we managed to pull two young scientists from their labs long enough to talk with us about their research, life at Monell, and how they’re enjoying their time in…

Researching Smell, From Someone Who Can’t

Daniel Schein was born without a sense of smell, a condition known as “congenital anosmia.” Wanting to learn more about anosmia, he spent the last two summers researching olfaction as a volunteer in Johannes Reisert’s lab. We asked Daniel, currently…

Yali Zhang Flies in to Monell

Monell’s newest faculty member studies fruit flies to gain insight into how oral perception impacts human feeding behavior and nutrition-related disease If Monell’s founder Dr. Morley Kare were a fly on the wall of Yali Zhang’s laboratory, he’d be smiling…

Celebrating Face Fragment

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, the Monell Center officially rededicated Face Fragment, the sculpture that lives outside our main building on Market Street. It was an opportunity to celebrate the statue’s recent restoration (check out photos and more info here)…