|Professor Richard D. Mattes|
Professor Mattes is a Distinguished Professor of Foods and Nutrition at Purdue University, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Affiliated Scientist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center. His research focuses on the areas of hunger and satiety, regulation of food intake in humans, food preferences, human cephalic phase responses and taste and smell.
At Purdue University, Professor Mattes is the Director of the Ingestive Behavior Research Center and Chair of the Human Subjects Review Committee.
He also holds numerous external responsibilities including: Associate editor of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; editorial board of British Journal of Nutrition, Chemosensory Perception, Ear, Nose and Throat Journal and the journal, Flavour.
|Dr Julie A. Mennella|
Dr Mennella obtained a Ph.D. from the Department of Behavioral Sciences at The University of Chicago in Chicago, IL. She subsequently did postdoctoral work on the transfer of volatiles from maternal diet to human milk at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Her major research interests include the transfer of flavours from the mother’s diet to both amniotic fluid and mother’s milk; sensitive periods in human flavour learning during breastfeeding and formula feeding; the role of genetics and culture on taste sensitivity and preferences; and the effects of alcohol and tobacco use during lactation on various aspects of women’s health.