Summer 2018: July 4 – July 21
Prerequisite(s): Biol 230: Molecules & Cells
Application deadline: February 2, 2019
Penn State’s Biology Department and Peking University offer a three-week summer course, Biology 416 “Cell Development and Cancer Biology.” The course covers selected topics in cancer biology as well as cell and developmental biology. A major goal is to understand molecular and genetic mechanisms important for animal development and tumorigenesis. In Beijing, Penn State students will take this course together with local students from Peking University.
In addition to lectures and group discussions, students will have guest lectures from Peking University faculty and visit local research facilities. Moreover, students will visit a number of historic and cultural attractions, including the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall. Through these activities students are expected to gain unique first-hand experience and knowledge about biological research in China today, as well as learning about Chinese culture and people.
To apply for this program, please contact Dr. Lai directly at email@example.com.
Students are eligible to apply for:
- Pennsylvania Commonwealth Scholarship ($1,000) from the Penn State Office of Global Programs
- Global Experiences Scholarship (variable) from the Office of Science Engagement.
- Education Abroad Diversity Grant-in-Aid ($500-$2,000) from Global Programs for ethnic minority students and students with documented disabilities
- Education Abroad Whole World Scholarship ($500) for students traveling to non-traditional locations
- Schreyer Travel Grant (variable) for students in the Schreyer Honors College
Please apply on the Education Abroad website here.
Dr. Zhi-Chun Lai, Professor of Biology & BMB, Penn State University