Siena Biomedical Research Program
The Biomedical Research Program in Siena has bee suspended for summer 2021. For full details and additional updates, please read our Siena Biomedical Research Cancellation Email, sent on March 8, 2021.
A limited number of opportunities are available for qualified Temple College of Science and Technology students and qualified non-Temple students to participate in a special for-credit research program in Siena, Italy. You'll be involved in research that is a collaboration between the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and the Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neurosciences at the University of Siena.
Temple’s Education Abroad office has made extensive efforts to make studying abroad possible for summer 2021, but given the global changes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, some programs may not run. For programs that do run, your study abroad experience will differ from how you may have imagined it. As we move forward cautiously, but optimistically, we will provide you with updates specific to your program. In the meantime, we encourage you to reference Education Abroad’s COVID-19 Acknowledgement of Risks. View program status and waitlist information for details.
Six weeks: Mid-June through early August
Language of instruction
English. Italian language background is not required, but useful. A non-credit survival Italian language course will provided on-site in Siena.
An orientation takes place in Siena during the first few days of the program, but activities such as the survival Italian course and site visits to Italian labs, hospitals, etc. will take place throughout the duration of the program while the students are conducting research in the lab.
Students enroll in a research course for 3 credits. Interested College of Science and Technology students may contact the Program Manager or faculty advisors in CST for more information or to discuss how attending this program fits into their long-term academic and professional goals. Non-Temple students and Temple students outside of the College of Science and Technology with appropriate academic backgrounds may discuss their eligibility with the Program Manager.
Faculty and researchers
The program is overseen by Dr. Antonio Giordano, MD, PhD, Temple University professor and Director of Sbarro Health Research Organization, Dr. Luigi Pirtoli, MD, PhD, professor and director of the Unit of Radiation Oncology at the University Hospital of Siena, and faculty and researchers at the University of Siena.
Open to qualified Temple College of Science and Technology students and qualified non-Temple students. Non-Temple students and Temple students outside of the College of Science and Technology with appropriate academic backgrounds may discuss their eligibility with the Program Manager.
Applying to the program
Application Deadline: February 15