2016 Armenise Harvard Foundation Summer Fellowship Begins

On July 1, the 13 new Armenise Harvard Foundation Summer Fellows began their eight-week course in Boston.  The program, in its seventh year, attracted the largest number of applications it ever has and we also enrolled the largest class.  The program offers Italian university and medical students the chance to experience the world of basic science research in Harvard and Harvard-affiliated labs for eight weeks in the summer.  In addition, our Program Director, Dr. Annarita Patrizi, provides them with a weekly seminar that brings in guest speakers – Italians who are working in the Boston area.  Together, they explore such topics as getting a PhD abroad and establishing a career in science, both in Italy and abroad.

Another appealing feature of this program is that it has attracted interest from several Italian universities and institutes.  The Foundation partners with these organizations, who provide funds for their students.  The stipend is €2,700, which is used to help defray travel and living expenses.

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This year’s class is pictured here during Orientation, from left to right:

Salvatore Andrea Lacava      (Armenise Fellow)
Lab Placement: Martha Shenton, PhD, Dept. of Psychiatry and Radiology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Martina Sarchi      (Armenise-Ghislieri College Fellow)
Lab Placement: Pier Paolo Pandofi, PhD, MD, Cancer Genetics Program, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Adriano Bolondi      (Armenise Fellow)
Lab Placement: George Daley, MD, PhD, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Children’s Hospital

Raffaele Sarnataro      (Armenise-Scuola Normale Pisa Fellow)
Lab Placement: Constance Cepko, PhD, Dept. of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

Marco Catalano      (Armenise-Ghislieri College Fellow)
Lab Placement: Nathanael Gray, PhD, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Francesca Rossi      (Armenise Fellow)
Lab Placement: Pier Paolo Pandofi, PhD, MD, Cancer Genetics Program, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Marco Roncador     (Armenise Fellow)
Lab Placement: Giovanni Parmigiani, PhD, Dept. of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Elisabetta Teresa Vesconi      (Armenise-Ghislieri College Fellow)
Lab Placement: Giovanni Parmigiani, PhD, Dept. of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Sarah Giachetti      (Armenise-National Research Council/CNR Fellow)
Lab Placement: Paola Arlotta, PhD, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University

Elisa Godino      (Armenise-CIBIO/Univ. of Trento Fellow)
Lab Placement: Stephen Blacklow, PhD, MD, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

Maria Dilia Palumbieri      (Armenise -CIBIO/Univ. of Trento Fellow)
Lab Placement: Pier Paolo Pandofi, PhD, MD, Cancer Genetics Program, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Giulia Di Bartolomei      (Armenise Fellow)
Lab Placement: Bernardo Sabatini, PhD, MD, Dept. of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

Marta Tomaselli      (Armenise-Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna Fellow)
Lab Placement: Pamela Silver, Dept. of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School

The Armenise Harvard Foundation is pleased to welcome this new group of young talent to Boston, and we look forward to seeing the results of their work at the end of August!