Mary Poppins may have sung “just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down,” but Eitan Margulis and Lior Peri are taking a healthier approach: masking the bitter taste entirely. Eitan employs computational tools to identify potentially bitter compounds, which Lior tests and analyzes in the lab. Together, they hope to better understand the bitter taste, to make friendlier (and tastier) medication.

Eitan Margulis and Lior Peri are doctoral students in the Department of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition.