The Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology (ABT) program at the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is a genetics-based, research-intensive, interdisciplinary program that consistently produces undergraduate scholars prepared for careers in research, medicine, and other health-related industries. The program enrolls approximately 250 students and is administered around a liberal philosophy of interdisciplinarity, with undergraduates encouraged to build their own individualized curricula centered on foundational courses in biology, chemistry, and genetics. This student-centric approach, combined with an array of faculty research foci, results in a diverse student body engaging in scholarship that ranges from human neurobiology to plant rhizosphere metagenomics.
Hirsch, Robert L. and Kachroo, Aardra
"What to Do When the Lab Closes? Managing an Interdisciplinary, Undergraduate Research Capstone Course During a Global Pandemic,"
Experiential Learning & Teaching in Higher Education: Vol. 3
, Article 7.
Available at: https://nsuworks.nova.edu/elthe/vol3/iss1/7