Biomedical Research 

We inspire discoveries that improve and extend human life. Researchers at The Hormel Institute use cutting-edge technologies to accelerate answers to fundamental biological questions through innovation and creativity to improve lives and cultivate hope.


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Scientist Luke Hoeppner, PhD, Receives $50K Award From The American Cancer Society

"Standard therapy for SCLC patients has not substantially improved since the introduction of chemotherapeutic agents over 30 years ago because oncogenic drivers remain poorly understood. Recent advances in immunotherapy have proven effective against some types of SCLC, but immunotherapy is not effective in many cases of SCLC. New strategies to treat small cell lung cancer are urgently needed.”

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Why Prevention is Key in Fighting Cancer—and How Wellness on Wheels Program Helps

Preventative care is one of the most important ways we can avoid adverse health outcomes. Wellness on Wheels is making it easier for Mower County residents to access vital health screenings.


The Hormel Institute Hosts Research Summit With Gustavus Adolphus College

The Research Summit’s purpose was to allow faculty to connect and identify potential areas for collaboration that could be beneficial to all involved. 

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The future of research is now

The Hormel Institute is a biomedical research center within the University of Minnesota’s Research and Innovation Office (RIO) that advances scientific knowledge, educates the researchers of tomorrow, and promotes health worldwide. We serve as a center of technical and educational expertise to benefit the Austin community, the state of Minnesota, the Midwest region, and beyond.

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