David Odde Lab Mission Statement


To apply physical and chemical principles to understand, predict, and control cellular and molecular systems in ways that promote human health.


To have a culture where biophysical modeling and simulation is deeply integrated into biological discovery and therapy development.


To achieve this mission and vision in a way that:

  • Strives for excellence and integrity
  • Loves adventure and discovery
  • Values curiosity
  • Promotes diversity, equity, & inclusion
  • Seeks to help each other on our journeys of discovery
  • Values each group member as fully human
  • Serves our funding supporters and patients well

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

The Odde Lab is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive lab environment. We recognize that systemic racism and biases have created racial disparities in the field of biomedical engineering. Our lab pledges to work towards challenging and dismantling these systems by educating ourselves and our colleagues on our own implicit biases and racial inequities in biomedical research, implementing anti-racist lab policies and trainings, and promoting a safe and supportive environment at the University of Minnesota. As a diverse community of scholars, we recognize that diversity and inclusivity are crucial for innovation. We strive to create an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds contribute their meaningful and unique perspectives, which enriches us as scientists and human beings. We commit to holding ourselves and the BME research community accountable in the fight against racism.