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August 08, 2019

When an olfactory scientist loses their sense of smell: A new interview with Nancy Rawson


Dr. Nancy Rawson is an Associate Director at the Monell Chemical Senses Center. She manages corporate relations at Monell, helping Monell scientists connect with research problems and clinical needs in industry. This means taking a hypothetical question and creating a research-based solution. Nancy has worked in nutrition and chemosensory science. A cell biologist, much of her career has been spent studying how olfactory neurons work. She says closest to her heart is understanding what’s going on inside our olfactory system. She is a self-confessed foodie, wine buff and keen gardener.

Nancy Rawson was the first person I interviewed for what was then the Smell Training blog. Her interview on how smell training works remains one of the most frequently visited of all my articles. I recently caught up with Nancy after I heard that she had lost her sense of smell after a virus.

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