About Korf Lab



Stella Hartono

Genetics Graduate Student


I'm a 2nd Year Graduate Student in Genetics (Fall 2011). I have two major professors: Dr. Ian Korf and Dr. Frederic Chedin. My current project is on CpG Island Promoter, Mammalian Genomics, Epigenetics & Gene Expression, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology. You can read more in my student profile.

Research Interests

Mammalian Genomics, Epigenetics & Gene Expression, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology

Previous Projects:

1. GGG Rotation 1 Korf Lab: An automated method to quantify milk fat globules and sources of RNA in milk

2. Junior Specialist Chedin Lab: Characterizing the human DNA methyltransferase 3-like (DNMT3L) protein and its interaction with histones and the de novo DNA methlytransferases DNMT3A and DNMT3B

3. Undergrad Research Assistant Jasieniuk Lab: Identifying the genetic basis of invasiveness of native and introduced blackberry


  • Hartono SR, Ventimiglia F, Smilowitz JT, German JB, Korf I, and Lemay DG. (2011) An automated method to quantify milk fat globules and sources of RNA in milk. FASEB J (accepted)
  • Lemay DG, Hinde K, Hovey RC, Smilowitz JT, Hartono SR, Ventimiglia F, Schmidt KA, Lee JWS, Korf I, Barry PA, and German JB. (2011) Effects of milk collection and processing methods on origin and integrity of RNA in milk. FASEB J (accepted)
  • Gordon CA, Hartono SR, and Chedin F. (2011) Inactive DNMT3B Splice Variants Modulates De Novo DNA Methylation. Mol. Cell. Biol. (in submission)
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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