About Korf Lab


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Lonely Mountain,
Middle Earth


Dragon (and visiting scholar)


I'm currently visiting UC Davis as part of the California 'Integrating Dragons into Society' initiative. A reciprocal exchange program (Mastering in Mordor) sees a UC Davis M.Sc. student spend a year working on a collaborative research project with Sauron. However, the last few students have never returned from that assignment. Oh well, I guess they're enjoying the fire and brimstone.

Away from my research interests (see below), I like nothing more than to catch up with some episodes of Jersey Shore and play the occasional round of golf.

Research interests

  • Investigating the use of gold as a safe-guard asset in times of global economic uncertainty
  • Developing new methods for 'rapid clearance of villages through fear, force, and fire'
  • Eating dwarves
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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