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.
This logo, was unveiled at the 2019 retreat. A new logo will be introduced during the 2020 virtual gathering.
September 18-19, 2020
This year, the event will be held virtually. Details will be distributed to those who register.
Registration is open until August 31. Register Now
If you plan to attend with a poster, register now even if you do not have your poster information ready. You may send your abstract, title, and other poster information to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8/31.
Hansen Life Sciences Retreat 20202019 Hansen Life Sciences Retreat Group Photo – Riverwoods Conference Center
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 he received many prestigious national accolades. He was named USU Distinguished Professor Emeritus in 1985 and retired from Utah State in 1994.