Ian Korf

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Genome Center
Molecular & Cellular Biology

Offices and Labs

Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility / 4333
(530) 754-4989
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1996 PhD Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Indiana University, Bloomington
1989 BA Genetics Cornell University

Research Interests

Genomics & 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.


NHGRI Genome Scholar and Faculty Transition Award

Department and Center Affiliations

Genome Center

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

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

Specialties / Focus

Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics
Integrative Genetics and Genomics
  • Animal Genomics
  • Chromosome Biology
  • Human Genetics and Genomics
  • Model Plants
  • Computational Biology


Korf Lab website

Teaching Interests

Genomics and bioinformatics. Computer programming.


MCB 182 Genomics and Bioinformatics (Spring)
GGG 201B Genomics (Fall)

Personal Interests

I have had shoes and/or gloves specifically for archery, auto racing, basketball, climbing, fencing, football, ice-skating, inline skating, skiing, lacrosse, motorcycling, tennis, shooting, skateboarding, soccer, and more. But I am equally happy gaming on a computer or tabletop (but I don't have shoes/gloves for that).


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