Celebrating 75 Years of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota Research:

 The Hormel Institute Celebrates 75th

From Left to Right:
Dr. Doug Yee, Director of Masonic Cancer Center (University of Minnesota), Vice President of Research Dr. Al Levine (University of Minnesota), Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director of The Hormel Institute, UMN, Jeffrey Ettinger, former President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Hormel Foods Corp and director of The Hormel Foundation and The Hormel Institute Advisory Board and Gary Ray, chair of The Hormel Foundation.

Cutting edge cancer research

Started in 1942 by Jay C. Hormel, The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota has a seven-decade history of making significant scientific discoveries aimed at improving the health of the world. For the past 20 years, The Hormel Institute has targeted its cutting-edge research on better ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer. Our group of highly successful medical scientists are focused on determining cancer’s basic molecular mechanisms to develop new anti-cancer agents. They share their discoveries globally by being published in leading scientific journals. The Hormel Institute tripled in size in 2008 and is now is on the verge of a second transformative expansion, opening its newest additions  in early 2016 that will double the size of its research facilities and overall employment.

Dr. Zigang Dong - Hormel Institute

Dr. Zigang Dong

“The Hormel Institute continues to make progress against cancer through our cutting-edge research involving world-class scientists, state-of-the-art technology and global collaborators. Together, we are finding answers to cancer.”

Dr. Zigang Dong, Executive Director