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.

Ovarian Cancer Research


Learn more about our groundbreaking research on the early detection of ovarian cancer using smell.


A Sense of Hope

Through our "A Sense of Hope" research program, we are making progress toward finding cures for anosmia - the loss of the sense of smell. Read more.

Click this button to visit our anosmia awareness website.

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