At the Monell Center, scientists from many disciplines work together to focus on understanding the mechanisms and functions of taste and smell and define the broad significance of these senses in human health and disease. Monell is the world’s only independent, non-profit scientific institute dedicated to basic research on taste and smell.



Learn about A Sense of Hope: The Monell Anosmia Project, a research and advocacy program intended to identify the biological causes of smell loss and explore the use of olfactory stem cells as a potential treatment approach.

Click this button to visit our anosmia awareness website.



High school students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars all find Monell to be an outstanding resource for learning about fundamental science.



Support for basic research allows Monell to provide the knowledge needed to understand and improve public health and quality of life.