The Board of Directors of the Monell Chemical Senses Center has appointed Nancy E. Rawson, PhD, Acting Director and President. She succeeds outgoing Director and President Robert Margolskee, MD, PhD. Her new role was effective July 1, 2022, and she has assumed the full duties of the Director’s office.
Dr. Rawson has served as the Center’s Associate Director since 2016 and Vice President since 2019, leading the corporate program while also spearheading the crafting and implementation of its new strategic plan.
Her broad research and administrative experience includes stints in both academia and the food, flavor, and nutritional products industries. “The ultimate goal for Monell’s basic chemosensory research has always been to apply our discoveries to better human health and well-being,” said Dr. Rawson. “It is gratifying to serve Monell in many roles, now more than ever. I look forward to this new role and integrating all that we have learned about taste and smell during the pandemic into the next phase of Monell’s growth.”