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Rachel Perez-Udell

Graduate Student
3612 Miller Plant Sciences
2509 Miller Plant Sciences
Research Interests:

I study the geographic variation of petal and pollen color in common herbaceous species, Geranium maculatum.


2020 Haines Family Field Botany Award, Department of Plant Biology, UGA
2020 Innovative and Interdisciplinary Research Grant, UGA Graduate School
2019 Summer Research Travel Grant, UGA Graduate School
2019 Plant Biology Palfrey Award, Department of Plant Biology, UGA


2016. B.S Biology (with Honors), University of North Georgia.

Of note:

2020 Outstanding Teaching Award (UGA)

I am the current Program Director for the Athens Science Cafe

Events featuring Rachel Perez-Udell
1501 Miller Plant Sciences and via Zoom (email for the link)

“Geographic variation in floral pigmentation of US native herb, Geranium maculatum, as evaluated by traditional and citizen science approaches”

Articles Featuring Rachel Perez-Udell
Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 1:09pm

Graduate School featured story about our doctoral student & K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award Recipient Rachel Perez-Udell!

Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 6:00pm

Congratulations, Rachel! Rachel's innovative approach to student learning, commitment to equity, and contributions on and off campus were awarded with the 2021 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award by the American Association of Colleges & Universities (…

Major Professor

Shu-Mei Chang

Professor and Graduate Coordinator

Committee Members

Jill Anderson

Courtesy Faculty in Plant Biology

James H. Leebens-Mack

Professor and Interim Curator of the University of Georgia Herbarium

Dorset W. Trapnell

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator

External Committee

Dr. John Wares Professor of Genetics and Ecology at UGA

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