About Korf Lab



Roy Chu

Biotechnology Undergraduate Student


I began studying for my B.S. in Biotechnology and Computer Science at Davis in 2011. In 2012, I became an assistant to Keith Dunaway under Dr. Ian Korf and Dr. Janine LaSalle. The experience of working in two laboratories has been great because I hear about research from colleagues coming from a diverse selection of fields. As an interdisciplinary student, I enjoy learning about how computer science can be applied to analyze biological data. My research is aimed towards locating MeCP2 binding sites in the neuronal genome. My current project studies the levels of satellite repeats and LINE-1 retrotransposons between the genomes of neurons and astrocytes.

Research Interests

Neuroscience, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Computational Biology

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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