Kahn is the curator of UCR’s Citrus Variety Collection, one of the world’s most diverse living collections of citrus and related types with approximately 1,000 different varieties, including mandarins, blood oranges, navel oranges, citrons, clementines, tangors, grapefruit, Valencia oranges, and pummelos.
She is principal museum scientist in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences and a lecturer in the Department of Biology. She conducts research evaluating the commercial potential of new citrus varieties and provides a myriad of extension activities on citrus for the industry and the public.
Kahn received her Ph.D. from UC Riverside in 1987.
She is a Fellow of the California Agricultural Leadership Program and served two four-year terms as a board member for the California Citrus State Historic Park Non-Profit Management Corporation. She has coordinated UCR’s popular citrus tasting booth at Riverside’s Orange Blossom Festival for many years.
On Citrus and the Citrus Industry
Kahn can speak on the following topics.
- The different citrus types in the UCR Citrus Variety Collection
- Research on the commercial potential of new citrus varieties.
- Extension activities on citrus for the industry and the public.