Richard L. Doty

University of Pennsylvania, USA

Richard L. Doty, Ph.D., works as the Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Smell and Taste Center and as a Professor of otorhinolaryngology: head and neck surgery. He (co)authored over 350 professional publications (including 10 books and contributions to such publications as Science, Nature, and the Encyclopedia Britannica) and serves as Editor of the 2nd edition of the Handbook of Olfaction and Gustation, a 2000+ page tome considered to be the bible of the chemical senses field. He serves as a Consultant to over 50 scientific journals and to dozens of major corporations and governmental advisory committees. He is perhaps best known as the inventor of the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT), a standardized olfactory test heralded as the olfactory equivalent to the eye chart. Among his numerous awards are the James A. Shannon Award from the National Institutes of Health (1996), the 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century Award from the International Biographical Center in Cambridge, England (1999), the Olfactory Research Fund’s Scientific Sense of Smell Award (2000), the William Osler Patient-Oriented Research Award from the University of Pennsylvania (2003), the Society of Cosmetic Chemist’s Service Award (2004), and the Association for Chemoreception Science’s Max Mozell Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Chemical Senses (2005). He was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2005. He received the B.S. degree in psychology from Colorado State University (1966), the M.A. degree from California State University, San Jose, in conjunction with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Moffett Field, Calif (1968), and the Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University, East Lansing (1971). He received Postdoctoral Fellowship training at the University of California, Berkeley (1971-1973) and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1973-1975).

Biography Updated on 20 January 2011

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