Ann Bode - The Hormel Institute



Today The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota is a prominent cancer research center and high performing part of Masonic Cancer Center.

After two major expansions in 11 years, The Hormel Institute is home to some of the world’s expert cancer researchers, a stunning design for our cancer center and labs filled with state of the art technologies.

We are focused on accelerating answers to cancer so people can live longer, healthier lives. The Hormel Institute is currently comprised of 140 faculty, researchers and staff.  We now have 20 research sections with plans to continue to fill the institute’s labs with expert scientists to further our mission.

After joining The Hormel Institute in 1999, it has been my great and incredible journey with former executive director Dr. Zigang Dong, faculty and staff to help build The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota to where we are today.

Strengthened by leadership and support from the University of Minnesota, The Hormel Foundation and our generous community, we are fully committed to continuing our quest for continued success through discoveries leading to cancer prevention and healthier controls.

I’m honored to serve as interim Executive Director and I thank you – on behalf of all of The Hormel Institute, UMN – for your continued support.

With kind regards,

Ann M. Bode, Ph.D.
Interim Executive Director