Lectures

Dr. Petti is often invited to lecture at universities, museums, and Italian-American groups about the connection between art and anatomy in Italy. See for yourself his dynamic speaking style. To schedule him for a talk at your institution, or if you have a question about an upcoming lecture, click here.

Upcoming 2019 Lectures!

  • Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles
    Leonardo: Connecting Art and Anatomy
    This talk is part of Leonardo500, a series celebrating the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, in observation of 2019 as 500 years since his death.
    Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles
    Thursday, September 12, 2019, 6:30 PM
    1023 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 9002

  • Italian Cultural Institute Houston, and Baylor College of Medicine
    Leonardo: Connecting Art and Anatomy
    This talk is part of Leonardo500, a series celebrating the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, in observation of 2019 as 500 years since his death.
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 4:00 PM
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

  • San Diego Italian Film Festival
    Introduction of the film Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood
    Thursday, September 19, 2019

    Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park, San Diego

  • Convivio Society Lecture and Art Exhibition
    Connecting Art, Anatomy, and Religion in the Italian Renaissance
    This lecture examines how religious works were influenced by the scientific endeavors of the Renaissance Masters. Afterward, guests are invited to enter the Hoehn Family Galleries to view the exhibit Christ: Life, Death, and Resurrection – Italian Renaissance Drawings and Prints from the British Museum with over 40 original drawings and prints by Italian Renaissance artists—including Michelangelo, Fra Lippo Lippi, and others—from the renowned collection of The British Museum.
    Saturday, October 19, 2019, 6:00 PM
    Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre
    University of San Diego

  • Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America
    2019 Annual Conference – Focus on Art and Science
    Thursday, November 14, 2019, 4:00 PM
    Italian Embassy, Washington, D.C.

  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine
    Department of Neuroscience Seminar Series
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    More details posted soon!

Previous Speaking Engagements:

  • Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles, April 2019.  Introductory remarks for Italian Research Day 2019: Individualized Cancer Therapy in the Age of Precision Medicine. The event was part of Leonardo500, a series celebrating the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, in observation of 2019 as 500 years since his death.
  • Chapman University, Orange, CA, March 2019
  • Frank H. Netter School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, October 2018 and October 2017
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Regional Conference, Marin College, Kentwood, CA, October 2018
  • University of Utah, Anatomy Colloquium, December, 2017
  • International Congress on Wax Anatomical Modeling, Gordon Museum of Pathology, Kings College London, September, 2017
  • European Alumni Reunion, University of San Diego, Milan, Italy, June 24, 2017
  • San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park, February 17, 2017
  • Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada, January 26, 2017
  • Chapman University, Orange, California, November 14, 2016
  • Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, October 21, 2016
  • Università degli Studi di Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, June 23, 2016
  • Italian Cultural Center/House of Italy, San Diego, February 21, 2016
  • Bastyr University, San Diego, Wednesday, March 11, 2015
  • Italian Cultural Institute in New York, An invited lecture by the Italian government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, January 20, 2015
  • Centennial Celebration Lecture Series, SDSU Dept. of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, November 14, 2014
  • HAPS Regional Conference, Minnesota, October 17, 2014
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SDSU, June, 2014
  • San Diego Museum of Art – North County Chapter, May, 2014
  • University of San Diego, Bridges Academy Lecture Series, April, 2014
  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), Invited pop!TALK, March, 2014
  • Penn State University, Invited Lecture, Eberly College of Science, Department of Biology, February, 2014
  • Chestnut Hill College, Distinguished Biomedical Lecture Series, February, 2014
  • Timken Museum of Art, Balboa Park, November, 2013
  • University of San Diego, Languages and Literatures Department, October, 2013
  • Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, An invited lecture by the Italian government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, March, 2013