The Agricultural Biotechnology Program has many faculty that help each student from the beginning of their undergraduate career. These faculty members are involved as instructors, advisors, mentors, providing part time job for students or serving on the coordinating committee for the agricultural biotechnology program.
The ABT student receives one-on-one advising, quality instruction and guidance during his/her rigorous four year degree. The primary goals of the ABT faculty are to train students in modern cellular and molecular biology and genetic engineering preparing the ABT student for a career in these areas.ADVISORS| MENTORS| INSTRUCTORS|
Advisors for New Incoming Freshman
Advisors from the agricultural biotechnology program will advise most first time incoming freshman during merit weekends and summer advising conferences.
During the fall semester of the freshman year, freshmen students will be advised during the classtime of ABT 101. In the spring semester of the freshman year, freshmen students will be assigned a permanent advisor. Your advisor will help you with class scheduling and your career goals. Advisors also help students find part-time jobs at the University and help students make contacts for their internships, scholarships and research experiences. Please contact Dr. Michael Goodin at firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr. Sharyn Perry at email@example.com or Esther Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or questions regarding advisors.
Advisors for all Transfer Students
Dr. Joseph Chappell, Dr. Daniel Howe and Dr. Sharyn Perry specialize in advising transfer students whether they are changing majors or transferring from another College or University. If you are thinking about transferring into the Ag Biotech Program, please contact one of them for an appointment. Click on the advisor link above for their contact information.
Each student in the Ag Biotech program is required to perform an independent research project or internship. The student starts this process by selection a faculty research mentor. Any faculty member of the university who has an active research program relating to some aspect of Biotechnology may serve as a research mentor. The research mentor may or may not be a student's advisor.
The Coordinating Committee
represents the breadth of the participating departments and consists of faculty members appointed by the Associate Dean of Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture. These faculty members are responsible for the direction and development of the Ag Biotech program and monitoring the progress of students within the program. Members of the coordinating committee are: Dr. Daniel Howe from Veterinary Sciences, Dr. Michael Goodin from Plant Pathology, Dr. Sharyn Perry from Plant and Soil Sciences, Dr. James Harwood from Entomology, Dr. Robert Houtz from Horticulture, Dr. Luke Moe from Plant and Soil Sciences, Dr. Craig Vander Kooi from Biochemistry, Dr. Xuguo Zhou from Entomology.