Hot, Hot, HOT: The Science of Spicy Food
Monell scientists explore what gives Han's cuisine its signature kick and test
different remedies to combat the burn…if any exist, that is.
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3711 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
SpeakersBruce BryantMonell Center scientist Bruce Bryant studies chemical irritants that act on pain as well as temperature and touch receptors. These irritants include both noxious (tear gas or hot pepper) and mild (menthol or carbonation) stimulants. Bryant received his PhD in Chemistry from Boston University.
Events featuring Bruce Bryant:Joseph Rucker
Joe Rucker is the director of research and development at Integral Molecular, a biotech company in West Philadelphia. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from University of California, Berkeley and did post-doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published in journals including Cell and Nature. His scientific interests range from carnivorous plants and hot peppers to viruses and taste receptors.
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PartnersMonell Chemical Senses CenterMonell Chemical Senses CenterFounded in 1968, the Monell Chemical Senses Center is the world’s leading independent research organization dedicated to the science of taste and smell. The Center’s cutting–edge interdisciplinary research advances understanding of the mechanisms and functions of these primal senses to benefit human health and well-being. In its role as a nonprofit, Monell provides a comprehensive resource for information and serves as an authority on the science of taste and smell. An integral part of Monell’s mission is preparation of the next generation of scientists. Hundreds of PhD-level scientists have received training through Monell’s pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training programs, while the Center’s highly successful Science Apprenticeship Program for high school and college students is now in its 30th year. A Philadelphia asset, the Monell Center continues to pursue its groundbreaking exploration of taste and smell, building knowledge and the corresponding potential to benefit human life.University City Science CenterUniversity City Science CenterFounded in 1963, the Science Center is the oldest and largest urban research park in the United States. The Science Center supports technology commercialization and technology-based economic development on our campus and in the Greater Philadelphia region. Its 31 nonprofit shareholders include many of the distinguished colleges, universities, hospitals, and research institutions located throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.Han DynastyHan Dynasty