Ian F. Korf

Ian Korf

Position Title

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Genome Center

Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility / 4333

Research Interests

Genomics and Bioinformatics

High-throughput technologies are transforming biology, medicine, agriculture, and related fields. Biology is now incredibly data-rich and requires computers to organize and analyze the data. My research program mixes -omic technologies and information technology to make new discoveries in genome structure and function. My lab is highly collaborative, and we always welcome potential research partners. My students can all do lab work and program, and many are co-mentored. Current interests include milk biology, gene prediction, genome assembly, sequence alignment, DNA-protein interactions, intron function, epigenetics, and more.

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Integrative Genetics and Genomics

Specialties / Focus

  • Animal Genomics
  • Chromosome Biology
  • Computational Biology
  • Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Human Genetics and Genomics
  • Model Plants


  • MCB 182 Genomics and Bioinformatics, Spring
  • GGG 201B Genomics, Fall


  • Korf Lab http://korflab.ucdavis.edu/

Honors and Awards

  • NHGRI Genome Scholar and Faculty Transition Award


    • 1996 PhD Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Indiana University, Bloomington
    • 1989 BA Genetics Cornell University


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