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.
One component of Monell's research examines how odor signals from our bodies can be used to detect diseases such as ovarian cancer at early stages.
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.