We are a biomedical research center with scientists and collaborators working together to accelerate discoveries leading to improved health.

Our research contributes to the development of new prevention and treatment therapies for cancer and other chronic diseases.

Latest Research

  • The Hormel Institute Scientists Author Invited Review on Links Between Social Isolation and Breast Cancer

The paper examines the connections among social isolation, stress, microbiota composition in the body, and breast cancer risk and mortality. You can learn more about it by clicking here. 

  • Vivek Verma, PhD, Receives CRI Grant to Support Mission to Improve

Vivek Verma, PhD, Assistant Professor and section leader of the Immunology, Cancer Immunotherapy and Immune Metabolism at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, is the recipient of a two-year, $200,000 grant from the Cancer Research Institute. You can learn more about it by clicking here.

Who We Are

The Hormel Institute is a world-recognized leader in the scientific field showing that dietary factors prevent and control cancer development. We are accelerating cancer research discoveries to achieve our mission: Improve your health and well-being.

Our Partners

The Hormel Institute enjoys partnerships that enhance its cutting edge research. By combining resources and strengths with giants like Mayo Clinic, IBM and M.D. Anderson, our accelerated research is leading to the prevention and control of cancer and other chronic diseases.

We foster partnerships throughout Minnesota with partners such as:

In the Community

Tours of The Hormel Institute are available if pre-arranged.
Contact the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau at visitor@austinmn.com or call 507.437.4563.

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