Mission and Vision


Monell’s mission is to improve health and well-being by advancing the scientific understanding of taste, smell, and related senses.

Core Values

  • Commitment: We view basic science as the foundation of discovery.
  • Collaboration: We practice interdisciplinary science with diverse partners to inspire new perspectives and discoveries.
  • Open Communication: We share our knowledge widely to impact global health and well-being.
  • Mentorship: We train the next generation of chemosensory scientists to assure a bright future.
  • Broad Impact: We work across sectors to advance science that solves problems.


A future where Monell’s discoveries in taste, smell, and related senses promote early disease detection, prevention, and treatment; assure healthy function of these essential senses throughout life; and improve human health and well-being.

Strategic Initiatives