Cover of Monell Chemical Senses Center Spring Colloquium
The Monell Chemical Senses Center was established in 1968 as the world's first scientific institute for research on the chemical senses -- taste, smell, and chemical sensation. The Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the chemical senses at every level, from molecular to behavioral. For over 30 years Monell has brought together top scientists from academia, industry, and government to collectively focus on the chemical senses. This multidisciplinary approach has resulted in worldwide recognition of Monell as the premier institute for chemosensory research.
Olfactory Garden I, Mixed media/oil painting by Julie Newdoll. Based on a scanning electron microscope image of the olfactory epithelium provided by Dr. Richard M. Costanzo of Virginia Commonwealth University.