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China Short-term Study 2017Dr. Wendy Hanna-Rose, PSU Department of BMB

Dr. Hong Ma, PSU Department of Biology and Dean of College of Life Sciences, Fudan University

Cell Growth and Differentiation is a unique course that uses the primary literature to teach significant content in advanced cell biology while simultaneously exposing students to the scientific craft of experimental design and analysis.  In addition to exploring historical and current cell biology research articles, students will develop two vital scientific skills; critical thinking as applied to experimental data and creative thinking about solving unresolved questions in cell biology.

Specific course topics will include:

  • Cells in their social context: Signaling in metastasis and tumor progression
  • Cell-cell signaling: Growth factor signaling in differentiation
  • Stem Cells: Development Reprogramming and iPSCs and Cancer

The course can be used to fulfill major requirements in BIOL and BMB.

The objective of the Biology and BMB: Cellular and Reproductive Biology Summer Program in Shanghai is to promote global program experiences for life science students within the Eberly College of Science.  The courses we offer are designed to enrich students’ understanding and sophistication in molecular cell biology and reproductive systems.  Students will simultaneously have opportunities to interact with Fudan University students and instructors.

How to Apply

If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must complete the following materials in your application:

  • Education Abroad Questionnaire
  • One academic recommendation
  • Signature Documents


Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.

Application deadline: February 1, 2016