Amber Alhadeff: Sensing Nutritional Health

Amber Alhadeff, PhD

Monell’s newest faculty member brings the power of neuroscience to a pressing question: Why do we overeat? You could say that Amber Alhadeff, PhD, has a gut feeling about her new appointment to Monell’s faculty. Alhadeff, a behavioral neurobiologist who…

Meet the Postdocs: Part 3

Drs. Spencer and Bell

Welcome to the third installment of our series on Monell’s postdoctoral fellows. We persuaded two more postdocs to put down their work for a few minutes to talk with us about everything from food to Philadelphia’s winter weather. Click here…

Fighting Bitter, Saving Children’s Lives

Medicine Only Works If You Take It Using a potentially transformative approach that combines cell-based taste biology with human sensory science, Monell scientists believe they can help solve a deadly problem. Over two million people in the developing world –…

John Tran – Thank You

For decades, John Tran led Monell’s finance department and served as a crucial administrator. Following John’s retirement last year, we asked current and past Monellians to share their thoughts on “Mr. Tran”. Here’s what we got in response: But individual…

Monell 50th Anniversary Events

During one magical week in November 2018, we celebrated Monell’s 50th Anniversary with a series of exciting events, and we’d like to share some of the photos with you. Scroll and enjoy the three slideshows below! Identifying Treatments for Taste…

More Birthday Photos

50th Birthday Celebration After going through the photos, we thought our wonderful alumni might want to see more familiar faces from our Birthday Celebration in November. Enjoy the longer slideshow below of Monell alumni, friends, and staff who shared personal…

Celebrate Memories With The Sense Of Smell

Valentine’s Gifts For Seniors When searching for a meaningful Valentine’s Day gift for an elderly friend or relative, don’t settle on the same old box of candies again. Instead, consider highly fragrant items that bring back happy memories, suggest Monell…

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.…