Category: Profile

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…

Olfactory Connections Take Yoga Off the Mat

“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar Dean Jerrehian is serious about giving back. His Philadelphia-based company, JadeYoga, which makes eco-friendly yoga mats, plants a tree for every…

Past, Present, Future

After 27 years at McCormick & Company, William Zeiger, PhD, knows a thing or two about olfaction and taste. Zeiger began his scientific career as a Monell post-doctoral fellow in the early 1970’s, working on early olfactory binding studies in…