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Hansen Life Sciences Retreat

The mission of the Hansen Life Sciences Retreat is to bring together faculty and students from diverse departments at Utah State University who are all working toward understanding biological processes at the molecular level.

Dates: October 8-9, 2021

Location: Riverwoods Conference Center in Logan, Utah

Safety: Covid-19 Protocols 

Contact: Chasity Tucker or Cindy Weatbrook with questions

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Friday, Oct 8th -  * location and time change*
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Eccles Science Learning Center, Room 130

Grant Jensen

Grant Jensen, Ph.D. 

Dean of BYU's College of
Physical and Mathematical Sciences;
Former Director of
Caltech Center of Cryo-EM

RSVP by October 4, 2021

If you are attending both Friday AND Saturday events,
please use the Saturday Registration link.
Use the link below to RSVP for Friday only.


Saturday, Oct 9th -  Begins at 8:30am
Riverwoods Conference Center

Poster exhibition hall

Registration Required ($20 fee)

Breakfast and Lunch provided
Research Presentations

Poster Exhibition Hall
Career Networking
T-shirts with new logo unveiled

Priority Registration Deadline: Sept 26th
Final Registration Deadline: Oct 3rd

Use the Saturday Registration link to RSVP for Friday
and register for Saturday. 

R Gaurth Hansen photo

The Hansen Life Sciences Retreat honors the memory of renowned biochemist R. Gaurth Hansen (1920-2002), a gifted scientist, teacher and administrator, who spent much of his career enriching Utah State University. A Cache Valley Utah native, Hansen began his undergraduate studies at Utah State before transferring to the University of Wisconsin where he completed bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

Hansen joined USU's faculty as an academic vice president in 1968 and was soon promoted to provost. His efforts contributed to a twenty-fold increase in the university's research budget. In addition to his administrative and teaching endeavors, Hansen published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in professional journals and received many prestigious national accolades. He was named USU Distinguished Professor Emeritus in 1985 and retired from Utah State in 1994.