International Research

BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES UNDERGRADUATE COURSES IN ITALY

First offered last year by Sicilian native Gianfranco Bellipanni, an assistant professor of instruction, the five-week summer course involves applying biotechnology techniques to address biodeterioration effects to preserve and restore vulnerable historical artifacts in Sicily. 

A six-week independent research and cultural experience in Siena, students conduct research collaboratively for Temple University’s Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and the Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neurosciences at the University of Siena. The program is overseen by Sbarro Director and Professor Antonio Giordano and Professor Luigi Pirtoli, director of radiation oncology at the University Hospital of Siena.

Making study abroad possible for STEM students for the first time, in spring 2019 six CST students spent a semester abroad at the Temple Rome campus. Three biology courses were among the classes offered, as well as two math courses for science majors and general education math and earth and environmental sciences courses offered to all students.