Dr. Petti is often invited to lecture at universities, museums, and Italian-American groups about the Connection Between Art and Anatomy in Italy. To schedule a talk at your institution, or if you have a question about an upcoming lecture, click here.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

    • Loma Linda University, Thursday, February 29, 2024, Integrated Biomedical Science Seminar Series, lecture title: The Connection Between Art and Anatomy in the Italian Renaissance.

Notable Previous Speaking Engagements:

    • Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Annual Meeting at the Italian Embassy to the United States, Washington, D.C. November, 2019, Conference theme: Science and Beauty: Leonardo’s Legacy, Dr. Petti delivered the lecture, Leonardo: Connecting Art and Anatomy.
    • University of San Diego, October, 2019, Connecting Art, Anatomy, and Religion in the Italian Renaissance, prior to viewing 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 and Fra Lippo Lippi.

    • San Diego Italian Film Festival, Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park, September 2019, Introduction of the film Caravaggio: The Soul and The Blood.
    • Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles, September 2019, and Houston, October 2019, delivered the lecture Leonardo: Connecting Art and Anatomy, as part of Leonardo500, a series celebrating the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, in observation of 2019 as 500 years since his death.
    • Chapman University, Invited speaker for the symposium, Science and Culture: An Italian Perspective, Orange, CA, March 2019.
    • Frank H. Netter School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University, Invited lecture addressing medical students prior to human anatomy coursework,  Hamden, CT, October 2018 and October 2017.
    • University of Utah, Anatomy Colloquium, Keynote Speaker, December, 2017.
    • International Congress on Wax Anatomical Modeling, Presented paper, Anatomical Wax Modeling: Connecting Art and Anatomy, Gordon Museum of Pathology, Kings College London, September, 2017.
    • Università degli Studi di Palermo, Invited speaker for seminar series celebrating 210th anniversary of the University of Palermo, Sicily, June 23, 2016.
    • 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 School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, November 14, 2014.
    • Penn State University, Invited Lecture, Eberly College of Science, Department of Biology, February, 2014.
    • Chestnut Hill College, Distinguished Biomedical Lecture Series, February, 2014.