Fall Student Competition

Chase Thornton was awarded the Glenn B. Collins Research Award for his project under the mentorship of Dr. Ai-Ling Lin.

Chase Thornton, Fall 2017 recipient of the Glenn B. Collins Award


Ag & Medical Biotech students Henry Moore, Katie Bernardo, Trevor Farmer and Kristin O'Leary are involved in the Career Training in Oncology Program in the Markey Cancer Center under the mentorship of Dr. Nathan Vanderford.

Four Ag & Medical Biotech students are involved in cancer research as part of their undergraduate training.

Learning Biotechnological Methods

Our laboratory techniques course trains students in technical skills and understanding to critically examine biogical systems at the molecular level.

students measuring volumes for an experiment

Global Competition

ABT student Alonna Wright wins the Global Alltech Young Scientist Award.

ABT Junior, Alonna Wright, sorts corn earworm pupae as part of her research project.

University Scholars program

Ag Biotech student, Ellis Shelley, is the first student in the Ag Biotech-Masters of Medical Science Program.

Ellis Shelley and his research mentor, Dr. Seth DeBolt

Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Emily Major received the NSF KY EPSCoR undergraduate research fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year.

Emily Major


Graduate Studies

Several potted plants of Arabidopsis thalianaGraduate studies in veterinary science, plant science, animal science, biology, biomedical research, cancer research are a few of the areas in which an Ag and Medical Biotech degree will prepare you. 


patient undergoing dental examAn Ag and Medical Biotech degree is a great start to pursuing a career in healthcare professions such as:  medical doctors, dentists, pharmacists, optometrists, physical therapists and physician's assistants.

Careers in Life Sciences

sequencing data
Possibilities abound for graduates with a degree in Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology.  Foundational courses in biology, chemistry and genetics prepare you for a rewarding career in the life sciences.                                                     

Upcoming Events

March 5 --  Midterms

March 5 -- Advising period begins and continues through April 6

March 12-16 --  Spring Break

March 26 --  Priority Registration for Fall 2018 begins


Recipient of the Glenn B. Collins Award

Fall 2017 Recipient

 Chase Thornton


Alltech Young Scientist Nominee

Adrienne Arnold and Dr. Luke Moe  Adriene Arnold was selected as the Fall 2017 Alltech Young Scientist nominee.

ABT-Masters in Medical Science

Earn a Masters degree with ABT and the University Scholars program.