The Hormel Institute hires new Chief of Staff

June 29, 2020

The Hormel Institute hires new Chief of Staff Administrator joins Institute from Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota AUSTIN, Minn. – June 29, 2020 – In the midst of the COVID-19 quarantine, Elizabeth (Liz) Fedie joined The Hormel Institute University of Minnesota in May as the new Chief of Staff. Fedie came to The Hormel Read more

Breakthrough in lung cancer research at The Hormel Institute

June 10, 2020

Breakthrough in lung cancer research at The Hormel Institute Dr. Luke Hoeppner links specific protein to tumor growth AUSTIN, Minn. – June 10, 2020 – Dr. Luke Hoeppner, head of the Cancer Biology lab at The Hormel Institute, has published new lung cancer research, shedding light on a protein that causes small cell lung cancer Read more

Major skin cancer research study to begin at The Hormel Institute

June 8, 2020

Major skin cancer research study to begin at The Hormel Institute Institute scientist to study epithelial cells in bone marrow AUSTIN, Minn. – June 8, 2020 – Dr. Rebecca Morris leader of the Stem Cells and Cancer lab at The Hormel Institute received a multi-year grant to study stem cells originating in adult bone marrow and Read more

The Hormel Institute’s CryoEM discovery may support new antibiotic

June 4, 2020

The Hormel Institute’s CryoEM discovery may support new antibiotic Institute scientist makes key gene transcription discovery AUSTIN, Minn. – June 4, 2020 – Using CryoEM technology, Dr. Bin Liu and his team at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota discovered how bacteria use gene transcription to produce the flagellum that allow them to move and Read more

Dr. Robert Clarke named new Executive Director to lead The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota

May 11, 2020

Dr. Robert Clarke named new Executive Director to lead The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota 6th director comes from Georgetown University Dr. Robert Clarke of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., has been named the next executive director of The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. Dr. Clarke, an internationally recognized leader in breast cancer research, will Read more

The Hormel Institute’s CryoEM is used to fight antibiotic resistance

May 6, 2020

The Hormel Institute’s CryoEM is used to fight antibiotic resistance Institute scientist discovers important step in bacterial transcription A new discovery based on research using The Hormel Institute’s powerful electron microscope – the CryoEM – was published by Dr. Bin Liu, head of the Transcription and Gene Regulation lab. Dr. Liu’s research offers new understanding Read more

Institute scientist finds breakthrough for liver cancer promotion

May 5, 2020

Institute scientist finds breakthrough for liver cancer promotion New research sheds light on metastatic cancer in the liver Dr. Ningling Kang, head of the Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis lab at The Hormel Institute UMN, published a discovery describing how a particular protein, diaphanous homolog 1 (Diaph1), turns normal liver cells into cancer-promoting cells. “Protein diaphanous Read more

The Hormel Institute Research Continues During COVID-19

April 29, 2020

The Hormel Institute Research Continues During COVID-19 New CryoEM project aimed at understanding coronavirus The Hormel Institute has been adapting to many changes since the COVID-19 “stay at home” order was mandated in Minnesota. As part of University of Minnesota, The Hormel Institute follows guidelines set forth by the Board of Regents, President Joan Gabel, Read more

Ovarian cancer research receives $75,000 boost at Institute

March 20, 2020

Ovarian cancer research receives $75,000 boost at Institute Hormel Institute scientist receives grant for novel research Dr. Ilana Chefetz has been awarded a $75,000 Rivkin Center Pilot Award to fund new research into ovarian cancer. Dr. Chefetz leads the Cancer Stem Cells and Necroptosis lab at The Hormel Institute and her study “AMPK-alpha-like proteins in Read more

$670,000 Gene Therapy Partnership Grant for The Hormel Institute

February 25, 2020

Dr. George Aslanidi joins with Mayo Clinic researcher for gene therapy study Gene therapy has become a powerful instrument for the treatment of many diseases to prevent or stop the disease from progressing.  Dr. George Aslanidi, Associate Professor and head of the Molecular Bioengineering and Cancer Vaccine lab at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, Read more