Academic Partners

Academic Partners

Monell’s external collaborative network is extensive, bringing added strength and expertise to the Center’s research mission. Scientists from outside institutions who have particularly strong collaborative ties are appointed to become members of the Affiliate Faculty.

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.

Affiliated Scientists of the Monell Center

Alexander Bachmanov, DVM, PhD
GlaxoSmithKline

Larry Clark, PhD
USDA National Wildlife Research Center, Retired

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

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

Liquan Huang, PhD
College of Life Sciences
Zhejiang University

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
Finland

Anthony Sclafani, PhD
Department of Psychology
Brooklyn College of CUNY

Louise Slade, PhD
Food Polymer Science Consultancy

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

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

Selected Collaborative Partner Organizations

Agrosup Dijon
Drexel University
Jefferson University
Karolinska Institute
Kyushu University
Paris Diderot University
Rutgers University
Sidra Medical & Research Center
Temple University
University Cote d’Azur
University of Dresden
University of Pennsylvania
USDA Fish & Wildlife Service
West China School of Stomatology; Sichuan University
Zhejiang University
Zhejiang Gongshang University