Tag: olfaction

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…

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.…

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…

An Excellent Fit: Luis Saraiva Joins Monell

Luis Saraiva, Monell’s newest adjunct faculty member, practically personifies the Center’s multidisciplinary spirit. His expertise extends across an impressive array of scientific fields, including microbiology, neurophysiology, animal behavior, neurobiology, and genetics. Now he brings skills from each of these areas…

Dreaming of Smells

Dreams are the seedlings of realities – James Allen. Most people say they don’t experience smells in their dreams, but Monell’s Joel Mainland is not like most people. Over the past two years, Mainland has spent a fair bit of…

Sense and the Single Cell

Like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, salt has two personalities. On one hand, we all need salt to survive; this is the biological reason for why it tastes so good. On the other, overconsumption can be unhealthy, contributing to high…

Neighborhood Science

Why leave the cozy confines of the lab? Sometimes you have to think outside the box. Other times, thinking outside the box just isn’t enough. Sometimes you have to go outside the box. While research at Monell has worldwide significance,…

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…