Skip to main content

Welcome, you are visiting ED MSP

Member Profile

Umadevi Garimella



  • Higher Ed: Science, Higher Ed: Education 


Dr. Umadevi Garimella is the director of the UCA Institute for STEM Professional Development and Education Research (UCA STEM Institute) at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA). Prior to that, she was a faculty member in the Department of Biology at UCA and at the Volunteer State Community College. She has Ph.D. and M.S degrees in biology and MS degree in chemistry. She has more than 21 scientific research papers published in peer-reviewed journals and has been actively involved in designing and conducting professional development institutes and workshops for K-12 mathematics and science teachers. 


Biology, Chemistry and Teacher Professional Development Training 


1. Craig Oppel, David Dussourd and Uma Garimella, Visualizing plant defense and insect counter play using microwave assisted extraction technique: A Spatial distribution of alkaloids in Lobelia leaves trenched by a Plusiine caterpillar. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 2009. 35, 625-634

2. Ramesh Garimella, Uma Garimella and Weijiu Liu, A Theoretic Control Approach in Signal-controlled Metabolic Pathways. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2007.4-3, 1-8.
3. Comparison among Soil Series and Extraction Methods for the Analysis of Trifluralin. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, (with M. J. M. Wells, and K. Stearman) 2000, 48, 5874.