Brian Lewandowski, PhD, has been named the Monell Center’s inaugural Gary K. Beauchamp Director’s Fellow. This senior postdoctoral position, named in honor of Monell’s emeritus director and president, recognizes the potential for exceptional professional development in chemosensory science.
The Monell Center is pleased to welcome Garret S. FitzGerald, MD, FRS, and Maurizio Morello, Esquire, to its Board of Directors.
Understanding how children perceive sugar and salt is essential to developing public health recommendations to reduce consumption and improve nutrition across the lifespan. Sometimes referred to in the popular press as the ‘bliss point’, many Monell studies measure a person’s preferred level of sweetness (or saltiness or even bitterness). Ever wonder how we measure taste preferences in children and adults? Check out this new publication from the Mennella lab in the Journal of Visualized Experiments by clicking on the title above.
Nancy E. Rawson, PhD has been appointed Associate Director of the Monell Center, effective immediately. Rawson is a highly accomplished scientist and leader with broad-based experience that spans academia and the food, flavor and nutritional products industries. She will work closely with Center Director Robert Margolskee, MD, PhD, on fundraising and strategic planning to advance Monell’s growth.
Deterioration in a person’s ability to smell can sometimes be an early sign of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. Now, Monell researchers have established a collaboration with the Brain Health Registry to gain better insight into how changes in a person’s sense of smell may relate to health status and cognitive function.
Monell's groundbreaking research and outstanding scientists are recognized around the world.
"Monell is a unique place that fosters truly innovative research on taste and smell - and much more. Monell outstandingly combines the fields of molecular biology, genetics, neurophysiology and psychology to address important questions about critical issues related to human health and well-being."
ALAN LESHNER, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Executive Publisher, Science