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

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.

Nov 1, 2013: Kristen made a list of the Top 10 moments of the IMGC symposium for the SPLASH! newsletter

Oct 1, 2013: The new paper by Lemay et al., was featured in This Week in PLOS by Genome Web.

Sep 24, 2013: An article on genome assembly by My Science Work includes an interview with Keith Bradnam about Assemblathon 2 & 3.

Aug 12, 2013: Biome Magazine includes a piece that features Ian Korf discussing a novel platform for bioinformatics education (with Daniel Barker)

Aug 8, 2013: Biome, the online magazine for BioMed Central, features an extensive Q&A with Keith Bradnam about the Assemblathon 2 paper.

Jul 22, 2013: The News blog at Nature.com writes about the Assemblathon 2 paper.

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