Welcome to the home page of Ian Korf’s research group at UC Davis. Our lab uses computational methods to study problems in molecular biology. More specifically, we are interested in the mappings from structure to function. We are particularly interested in discerning biological signal from biological noise. Our favorite topics include gene prediction, intron function, gene expression, sequence alignment, protein-DNA interactions, motif-finding, NMR analysis, genome assembly, repeat analysis, and almost anything that mixes genotype and phenotype. We love developing new methods in emerging disciplines but also love the classics.
Interested in joining the lab? Great, send me an email. I look for shared interests and passion more than a specific skill set. You don’t have to be a good programmer to join the lab (but you will have to become one).
Clockwise from left: Hannah Lyman (vocals), Ian Korf (guitar), Keith Fraga (bass), Osman Sharifi (drums). No, we are not actually a band but if Ian wants his lab to appear as if they have a shoegaze album, so be it.
You can find some of our software and teaching materials on the KorfLab GitHub. We have not yet moved all content to GitHub, but hope to one day. Some of our highly accessed products are listed below.
If you’re a former member of the lab and your name doesn’t appear on this list, please send me an email. I always like hearing from former students.
Postdocs and Professional Researchers
High School (YSP)
High School (non-YSP)
For some odd reason, Smaug (the dragon) used to be featured on our lab page. He’s gone now, but not forgotten.