About Korf Lab



3426 Tupper Hall

(530) 754-7906

Keith Dunaway

Genetics Graduate Student

Research Interests

My interests focus on using ChIP-seq and RNA-seq as tools to understand MeCP2's affect on transcription regulation in neuronal cells. I'm also interested in looking at copy number variations (CNV's) and how they relate to human neuronal diseases.


  • 2010: Student Employee of the Year
  • 2009: NIH Supplement Summer Research Grant for Students and Science Educators


  • DH Yasui, HA Scoles, SI Horike, M Meguro-Horike, KW Dunaway, DI Shroeder and JM LaSalle. (2011) 15q11.2 - 13.3 chromatin analysis reveals epigenetic regulation of CHRNA7 with deficiencies in Rett and autism brain. Hum Mol Genet 2011 Nov 15;20(22):4311-23.
  • R Artuso, FT Papa, E Grillo, M Mucciolo, DH Yasui, KW Dunaway, V Disciglio, MA Mencarelli, M Pollazon, M Zappella, G Hayek, F Mari, A Renieri, JM LaSalle, and F Ariani. (2011) Investigation of modifier genes with copy number variations in Rett syndrome. J Hum Genet. 2011 Jul;56(7):598-15. Doi: 10.1038/jhg.2011.50.
  • Singleton MK, Gonzales ML, Leung KN, Yasui DH, Schroeder DI, Dunaway K, LaSalle JM March 2011. MeCP2 is required for global heterochromatic and nucleolar changes during activity-dependent neuronal maturation. Neurobiol Dis. [Epub ahead of print]
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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