Participate in Research Studies

Research participants are needed for the following studies:


  • Sensory Study- Taste and Tongue Biology

This study will help to better understand sweet and metallic taste perception and the factors associate with variability across individuals. Total involvement is about 3 hours. 

Contact Dr. Alissa Nolden at if you have any questions regarding this study.

Sensory study-Taste and Tongue Biology Flyer



























  • Join the Nolden Sensory Team Database

The Department of Food Science is looking for participants to join a recruitment database for the Sensory Evaluation Laboratory. They are looking for participants who are 18 years old or older, who are not pregnant or breastfeeding, have no known food allergies, do not smoke, and do not have tongue or cheek piercings.  

Participants will receive emails about upcoming studies. Studies will typically require participants to taste and evaluate various food/beverage products or complete online questionnaires. 

Interested in joining the database? 

Follow this link:

Please email if you have questions.