Scientific discovery has been revolutionized by bringing together concepts and technologies from diverse academic disciplines. UF with its large, academically diverse faculty, including the health sciences, agriculture, and engineering, all located on a centralized campus, is especially well positioned to ride this wave of progress. The UFCST was established as a University-wide center in order to apply this broad knowledge base to chemical senses research and to create a unique opportunity to advance discovery, application, and education in the chemical senses that can serve the State, the Southeast, and the Nation. This strategy currently is embodied in the research initiatives listed below.