BIOL 416: Cancer Biology & Cell Development in Beijing, China
Travels during the Summer
Prerequisite: BIOL 230W
Penn State’s Biology Department and Peking University offer a three-week summer course, Biology 416 “Cancer Biology and Cell Development.” 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 gain unique first-hand experience and knowledge about biological research in China today, as well as learning about Chinese culture and the Chinese people.
BIOL 416 students are eligible to apply for the following scholarships (among many other financial opportunities), some depending on students' individual circumstances:
- Science Global Experiences Scholarship ($250-$1,000+) from the Office of Science Engagement
- Back to the World Scholarships ($500-$2,000) from the Penn State Office of Global Programs
- Student Engagement Network Grant ($2,000) from the Student Engagement Network
- Schreyer Ambassador Travel Grant (variable amount) for students in the Schreyer Honors College
- Grant-in-Aid Scholarship ($500-$2,000) for students with demonstrable financial need
- Diversity Grant-in-Aid Scholarship ($500-$2,000) for diverse or underrepresented students with demonstrable financial need
- Whole World Scholarship ($500-$2,000) for students traveling to non-traditional locations with demonstrable financial need
Contact Dr. Zhi-Chun Lai at email@example.com
Next offered in Summer 2023
Dr. Zhi-Chun Lai, Professor of Biology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology