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Monell Chemical Senses Center

Director/President: Robert F. Margolskee, M.D., Ph.D.
Public Information Contact: Leslie Stein, Ph.D.
Address: 3500 Market StreetPhiladelphiaPA19104
Voice: (267) 519-4700
Fax: (215) 573-0909
Last updated: 2015 Feb 13

The Monell Chemical Senses Center (Monell) is the world’s only nonprofit basic research institute devoted to the study of taste, smell, and chemical irritation. Its mission is to advance knowledge of the mechanisms and functions of the chemical senses to benefit human health and well-being. Monell’s interdisciplinary research relates to significant public health and quality-of-life issues across the lifespan, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, pediatric health, occupational safety, and environmental issues. It has an education and training program for postdoctoral scientists, senior scientists, and graduate students. Monell is a resource for information about the chemical senses for the public, medical professionals, the media, and academics. A newsletter is available.