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.

Dr. George Preti, whose lab had identified the odor signature of late-stage ovarian cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Monell scientists are making giant strides towards scent-based early detection of ovarian cancer. Read more.

Imagine life without smell - the way those with anosmia experience it

Anosmia Research

Anosmia – the loss of a person's sense of smell – is a key area of research at Monell. Learn more.

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