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.



How much do you know about taste and smell? Take the Monell Sense-sational Taste & Smell Quiz HERE to find out!

A Year of Hope


The first year of A Sense of Hope: The Monell Anosmia Project was full of progress and we’re just getting started. Learn about our targeted anosmia research to understand the causes of smell loss and identify potential treatments.

Click this button to visit our anosmia awareness website.



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