|Dr. Gary K. BEAUCHAMP
Dr. Beauchamp is Director and President of Monell Chemical Senses Center, a position he has held since 1990. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Considered one of the world’s leading experts on chemosensory science, Dr. Beauchamp serves as a scientific advisor to numerous governmental and private organizations, including the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Beauchamp maintains an active research program at Monell, exploring varied topics related to taste, olfaction and chemesthesis. Trained as a psychobiologist, his research has contributed to advancements in the fields of developmental psychology, physiological psychology, and perception; he has also made important contributions in the fields of genetics, developmental biology, immunobiology, ethology, and molecular biology. His awards include the Claude Pepper Award of Excellence from the National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council (1990-97), the Outstanding Achievement in the Chemical Senses Award in 1999 from the Association for Chemoreception Sciences. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Nutrition. Current research interests include genetics of chemosensation, development and aging of taste and smell, taste interactions and the role of smell and taste in food and beverage choice and acceptance. Dr. Beauchamp received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Carleton College and his Ph.D. in biopsychology from The Pritzker School of Medicine of the University of Chicago.