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Tracy Kahn

University of California, Riverside
Curator, Givaudan Citrus Variety Collection Endowed Chair
Riverside, CA
Tracy Kahn is the curator and Givaudan Citrus Variety Collection Endowed Chair for the University of California, Riverside Citrus Variety Collection. This living collection is one of the world's most diverse living collections of citrus and citrus relatives. Tracy Kahn and Mikeal Roose are co-principal investigators on a grant funded by the market board for the citrus growers in California (California Citrus Research Board), to conduct integrated citrus breeding and evaluation research for California. As part of her position Tracy also provides presentations on commercial citrus varieties and citrus diversity for the industry and the public.

In 2012, Tracy Kahn received the Award of Excellence from the California Citrus Industry for exceptional service to the California Citrus Industry. Tracy Kahn graduated from the California Agricultural Leadership Program in 2005. This intensive two-year leadership development course focuses on critical issues facing California agriculture, and leadership skills to help resolve some of those issues.

Tracy received her Bachelor's degree in Botany from the University of Michigan; she received her Ph.D. in Botany from the University of California – Riverside in 1987. In addition to research on citrus varieties, Tracy is also a member of the Department of Biology where she currently teaches the infamous "Dirty 30" (Biology 30), UCR’s "Human Reproduction and Sexual Behavior" course two quarters a year for classes with an enrollment of up to 300 students per quarter.


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