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

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.

More news

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