Gary K. Beauchamp, director, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia

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The Monell Chemical Senses Center is the world's only multidisciplinary, basic research facility devoted exclusively to studying taste, smell, and chemosensory irritation. As director, Gary K. Beauchamp leads more than 50 researchers investigating such issues as the aging of the nervous system, ways to extend the human food supply, and resolution of the ecological conflicts between humans and pests.

A recipient of the Claude Pepper Award of Excellence, given to "outstanding investigators whose research is on the cutting edge of science" by the National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders of NIH, Beauchamp is internationally recognized for his...

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