Marcel is a Principal Scientist in the Discovery Biology Group at Axxam, where he is responsible for all proprietary and service programs related to IMAX Discovery. Marcel manages several projects that use cell-based assays for taste and olfactory receptors to identify and characterize novel agonists and allosteric modulators via compound profiling and high-throughput screening activities.
Before joining Axxam in 2007, he was a Ph.D. student at the German Institute of Human Nutrition investigating the structure-function relations of the human and rodent sweet taste receptor. Marcel has co-authored several original peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is co-inventor on four patents involving bitter taste receptors, olfactory receptors and new classes of savory compounds.