Tag: olfaction

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…

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…