About Korf Lab



Abigail Yu

Genetics Graduate Student


After completing my BS in Genetics at UC Davis, I realized that I loved Davis so much that I decided to continue my graduate education at the same university! My research aims to take full advantage of this new age of high-throughput sequencing technologies and focuses on integrating bioinformatics with basic science to discover and develop gene therapies

To date, I am a shared student between Ian Korf and David Segal, where I work on creating and evaluating artificial transcription factors for treatment of malaria and elucidating the intricacies of off-target interactions for DNA-binding domains

Research interests

  • TAL-effector domain binding
  • Zinc finger arrays
  • Malaria and Plasmodium genomics
About Korf Lab

Korf Lab in the news

Jun 26, 2015: Keith Bradnam is interviewed by Frontline Genomics Magazine about his life in Bioinformatics.

Apr 8, 2015: Ian Korf is quoted in a Nature commentary article about Bioinformatics Service cores and the need for beter career paths for bioinformaticians.

Mar 16, 2015: Danielle Lemay is interviewed by the UC Davis News team about the new publication by herself, Kristen Beck (lead author), Ian Korf and others that describes new milk proteomes for human and macaque.

Apr 22, 2013: The Assemblathon 2 paper has won the 2013 BioMed Central Open Data award

Dec 10, 2013: A short piece in the UC Davis Alumni Magazine that discusses the new Genomics undergraduate major that Ian Korf co-developed.

Nov 26, 2013: Ian Korf writes a News & Views piece for Nature Methods about two new comparisons of programs that work with RNA-seq data

Nov 1, 2013: Keith B. and Kristen are both featured in a piece on Inquiring Minds as part of the new One UC Davis campaign.

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