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. Marco Tizzano

How Your Nose Protects Itself

Research from the Tizzano lab increases understanding of a mysterious sensory cell that may protect vulnerable olfactory receptors.
Learn more here.

Scent

Anosmia

The Identifying Treatments for Taste and Smell Disorders (ITTSD) conference brought together scientists, physicians, and patients to learn from each other.
Read more about Monell’s anosmia program.



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Young Researchers at Monell

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