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Beverly Tepper, Rutgers University, USA

Beverly Tepper

Dr. Tepper is a professor of chemosensory science in the Department of Food Science at Rutgers University, and Head of the Sensory Evaluation Laboratory. She is also the co-founder and director of the Center for Sensory Sciences & Innovation (CSSI) that conducts basic and applied research with industry partners. A major focus of her work is to understand how genetic variation in taste perception influences the pathways linking oral sensations to food preferences, diet selection and body weight. Additional areas of interest include the role of salivary proteins in sensory perceptions and oral health, and the influence of personal traits and cultural differences on consumer behavior.

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