How We Taste

How We Taste

A 2014 Science & Food Public Lecture Series Event.

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Schoenberg Hall, UCLA

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Dr. Dana Small is a Professor in Psychiatry at Yale University, a Fellow at the John B Pierce Laboratory, and visiting Professor at the University of Cologne. Her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms behind flavor preference formation, investigating the role of cognition in chemosensory perception, and determining how the modern food environment impacts brain circuitry. She currently serves on the executive committee for the Association for Chemoreception Sciences and the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior.

After graduating from Colby College with a degree in philosophy, Chef Wylie Dufresne enrolled at the French Culinary Institute in New York and was then employed in various Jean-Georges restaurants. In 2003, Dufresne opened wd~50, which was later awarded three stars by Frank Bruni of the New York Times and one star from the Michelin Guide. Wylie has been nominated for multiple James Beard Awards, including “Best Chef New York” for seven consecutive years, winning the award in 2013. Alder, Dufresne’s second restaurant, opened in Manhattan’s East Village in March 2013.

Peter Meehan is a food writer who has written for The New York Times and has collaborated on several books, including Momofuku. He is co-editor of the quarterly print journal Lucky Peach.

~ Tickets will be available starting Monday, March 24 at 10am ~

General admission tickets are available for $25 from the UCLA Central Ticket Office (CTO) . Tickets can be purchased from the UCLA CTO over the phone or in person and will not include additional fees or surcharges. The UCLA CTO is located on-campus and is open Monday-Friday, 10:00AM-4:00PM. A UCLA CTO representative can be reached during these hours at 310-825-2101. Tickets can also be purchased online from Ticketmaster for $25 plus additional fees.

A limited number of $5 student tickets are available to current UCLA students. These must be purchased in person at the UCLA CTO with a valid Bruin Card.