Siena Biomedical Lab Program
Experience a unique learning opportunity based at a research lab in Siena, Italy. You will learn from faculty and physicians conducting cutting-edge scientific research at the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine in collaboration with the Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neurosciences at the University of Siena.
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.
This is an intensive program during which you will be engaged in observing research on a full-time basis, generally from 9 am-5 pm, four to five days a week. You will work in a pathology and biotechnology lab, and will also be permitted to observe clinical work. Throughout the program, students will participate in cultural field trips, basic Italian language training and guided visits to Italian hospitals or labs.
Students enroll in Biology 3364 for 3 credits.
Faculty and researchers
The program was founded by Dr. Antonio Giordano, MD, PhD, Temple University professor and Director of Sbarro Health Research Organization, in collaboration with the Unit of Radiation Oncology at the University Hospital of Siena.
Dr. Marcella Barbarino, Biomedical Technologies and Molecular Oncology Lab Manager, oversees and coordinates the academic program on-site in Siena. Throughout the program, participants will also meet and learn from several faculty, researchers, and practicing physicians at the University of Siena.
This program is ideal for students interested in the medical and scientific research field. Open to upper-level students who have completed the prerequisites (or equivalent) for the required course, Biology 3364.
Applying to the program
Application Deadline: February 15