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Alfredo Fontanini, MD, PhDVice Provost for Research and Infrastructure; Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurobiology and BehaviorNeurobiology & BehaviorRenaissance School of Medicine


The sense of “taste" is the focus of Dr. Alfredo Fontanini’s research.  A recognized neuroscientist who has been featured in international news coverage, he studies the regions of the brain that process taste and examines how expectations, emotions and all other senses impact the way that we perceive taste.


  • University of Brescia Medical School - Italy - M.D
  • University of Brescia Medical School - Italy and Caltech PhD Brandeis University - Postdoctoral Research