Monell Academic Partnership Program

Unleashing the Power of Collaboration

Monell’s academic collaborative network is extensive, bringing added strength and expertise to the Center’s research mission. Institutions who have particularly strong collaborative ties are invited to formalize these collaborations through a memorandum of understanding.

Since its inception, the Monell Center has been closely associated with the University of Pennsylvania. Originally established as an institute at Penn, Monell now operates as an independent nonprofit organization, but retains many ties with the University.

Members of Monell’s faculty hold adjunct appointments in departments and schools throughout Penn, including the Schools of Medicine (Neuroscience), Veterinary Medicine (Anatomy, Animal Biology, Biochemistry), and Dental Medicine (Anatomy and Cellular Biology).

Additional past and present research projects have involved collaborations with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Wistar Institute, and also with researchers and clinicians at other local institutions, including Thomas Jefferson University, Drexel University, Rutgers, Swarthmore College, and the Nemours/Dupont Hospital for Children.

Contact Information

For more information on academic partnerships or to become an academic partner, please contact

Click Here for Current Academic Partners

Agrosup Dijon
Drexel University
Institut Lyfe
Jefferson University
Karolinska Institute
Korea Food Research Institute
Kyushu University
Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology
Paris Diderot University
Rowan University
Rutgers University
Sidra Medical & Research Center
Temple University
University Cote d’Azur
University of Dresden
University of Gdańsk
University of Pennsylvania
USDA Fish & Wildlife Service
West China School of Stomatology; Sichuan University
Zhejiang University
Zhejiang Gongshang University

Click Here for Current Affiliated Scientists

Alexander Bachmanov, DVM, PhD

Larry Clark, PhD
USDA National Wildlife Research Center, Retired

Michele Dibattista, PhD
Department of Translational Biomedicine and Neuroscience, DiBraiN
Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro

Paul Domanico, PhD
Senior Director Global Health Sciences
The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Jennifer Douglas, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Valerie B. Duffy, Ph.D., R.D.
Department of Allied Health Sciences
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut

Jennifer O. Fisher, PhD
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Temple University

Catherine A. Forestell, PhD
Department of Psychological Sciences
College of William & Mary

Richard C. Gerkin, PhD
School of Life Sciences
Arizona State University

John Hayes, PhD
Director, Sensory Evaluation Center
Department of Food Science
Pennsylvania State University

De’Broski R. Herbert, PhD
Department of Animal Biology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Liquan Huang, PhD
College of Life Sciences
Zhejiang University

Daniel Liang-Dar Hwang, PhD
Institute for Molecular Bioscience
The University of Queensland

Johan N. Lundström, PhD
Karolinska Institutet
Solna, Sweden

Richard D. Mattes, PhD
Department of Nutrition Science
Purdue University

Stuart McCaughey, PhD
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
University of Delaware

Alissa A. Nolden, PhD
Department of Food Science
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Marta Yanina Pepino de Gruev, PhD
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Edmund Pribitkin, MD, FACS
Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Dmitry “Dima” Rinberg, PhD
Department of Neuroscience & Physiology
NYU Neuroscience Institute

Joseph Rucker, PhD
Integral Molecular

Mari Sandell, PhD
University of Turku

Anthony Sclafani, PhD
Department of Psychology
Brooklyn College of CUNY

Andrew I. Spielman, DMD, PhD
Department of Basic Sciences and Craniofacial Biology
New York University College of Dentistry

Sunil Sukumaran, PhD
Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Jillian Trabulsi, PhD, RD
Department of Behavioral Health & Nutrition
University of Delaware

Vera Voznessenskaya, PhD
Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Russian Academy of Sciences

Debra Zellner, PhD
Department of Psychology
Monclair State University

Haiqing Zhao, PhD
Department of Biology
The John Hopkins University