2019 Armenise Harvard Summer Fellowship Begins

On July 1, 12 new Armenise Harvard Summer Fellows began their eight-week course in Boston. The program, in its tenth year, has been a remarkably successful initiative. It offers Italian university and medical students the change to experience the world of basic science research in Harvard and Harvard-affiliated labs for eight weeks in the summer. In addition, Dr. Cinzia Vicidomini, our Program Director, organizes weekly seminars that bring 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 in other countries.

Another 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 2700 Euros, which is used to help defray travel and living expenses.

This year’s class:

Beatrice Bighi (Armenise Fellow)
Lab Placement: James Chou, PhD, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

Carlo Bosi (Armenise-Fondazione Invernizzi Fellow)
Lab Placement: Kornelia Polyak, PhD, MD, Dept. of Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Beatrice Buratto (Armenise-Fondazione Invernizzi Fellow)
Lab Placement: William Pu, MD, Dept. of Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital

Alessandro Marin Vargas (Armenise-FICCB Fellow)
Lab Placement: Christopher Harvey, PhD, Dept. of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

Alessandro Passera (Armenise Fellow)
Lab Placement: Chris Sander, PhD, Cell Biology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Maria Perotto (Armenise Fellow)
Lab Placement: George Daley, MD, PhD, Dept. of Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children’s Hospital

Mario Presti (Armenise-University of Catania Fellow)
Lab Placement: Nir Hacohen, PhD, Dept. of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Lorenzo Rossi (Armenise-University of Pavia Fellow)
Lab Placement: Andrew Kruse, PhD, Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

Vittori Stumpo (Armenise Fellow)
Lab Placement: Pier Paolo Peruzzi, MD, PhD, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Sofia Todesca (Armenise-University of Pavia Ghislieri Fellow)
Lab Placement: Gerhard Wagner, PhD, Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

Francesca Valsecchi (Armenise-University of Pavia Collegio Nuovo Fellow)
Lab Placement: Martin Pollak, MD, Dept. of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Andrew Vanzulli (Armenise-University Vita Salute San Raffaele Fellow)
Lab Placement: David Scadden, MD, Dept. of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University

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!

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