Siena Biomedical Research Program
The Siena Research Program has reached capacity and is no longer accepting students for summer 2018. Students who complete their applications by the February 15 deadline will be placed on a waitlist and notified by the end of February if spaces become available.
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.
Seven and a half weeks: Mid-May through early-July
Language of instruction
English. Italian language background is not required, but useful.
An orientation takes place in Rome during the first week of the program. Students will then travel to Siena for the remainder of the program.
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.
Rome orientation period: shared apartments
Siena: shared apartments
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