About Lana Martin

Lana is a Project Specialist for Mangul Lab in the Titus Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the USC School of Pharmacy.

Mangul Lab at USC welcomes undergraduate researcher Harman Singh

Mangul Lab welcomes to the team a new undergraduate researcher, Harman Singh! Harman is an Electrical Engineering sophomore at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, where he pursues his diverse interests in computer science, biology, and electrical engineering. Harman is studying to use mathematical models and machine learning to understand [...]

By |2020-06-29T20:38:11+00:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Lab News|Tags: |

The first RECOMB-Seq talk from Mangul Lab

Congratulations to Nathan LaPierre, a PhD student in ZarLab at UCLA and a collaborator with Mangul Lab at USC, on the acceptance of his oral presentation, “Metalign: Efficient alignment-based metagenomic profiling via containment min hash,” in the RECOMB-Seq Massively Parallel Sequencing virtual satellite meeting. Along with co-authors Mohammed Alser (Senior [...]

By |2020-06-22T18:29:27+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Lab News|Tags: , , |

Mangul Lab publishes fifth paper presenting a novel method for profiling immunoglobulin (Ig) receptor repertoires from RNA-Seq

Mangul Lab at USC published a paper presenting ImReP – a novel computational tool that uses RNA-Seq data for rapid and accurate profiling of the immunoglobulin (Ig) repertoire. RNA-Seq data presents a unique opportunity to examine the adaptive immune system by profiling the both light and heavy chains that [...]

Mangul Lab at USC welcomes Master’s student Anushka Rajesh

Mangul Lab welcomes to the team a new Master’s student, Anushka Rajesh! Anushka is pursuing the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, after earning a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Mumbai University, India. She has previous research experience in core pharmaceutical [...]

By |2020-06-17T16:32:00+00:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Lab News|Tags: |

Mangul Lab releases fourth paper that recommends ways to enhance rigor and reproducibility in biomedical research

Mangul Lab at USC has published our fourth paper in GigaScience, which presents our group’s review of efforts to improve scientific rigor and reproducibility via open-source data and academic software. Recommendations to enhance rigor and reproducibility in biomedical research Computational methods have reshaped the landscape of modern [...]

By |2020-06-01T21:09:33+00:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Commentary, Publications|Tags: , , |

Welcome Angela back to Mangul Lab as PhD student

In May 2020, Angela officially joins Mangul Lab at USC as a PhD student co-advised by Serghei Mangul and Stan Louie. During her first year in the Pharmaceutical & Translational Sciences (PHTS) Program, Angela completed one rotation in Mangul Lab. Angela’s long-term career goal is to work in the biotechnology [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:14:55+00:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Lab News|Tags: |

Mangul Lab submits preprint of a WGS-based structural variant callers benchmarking study

Mangul Lab at USC shared a new preprint which presents a benchmarking study of structural variant (SV) callers – computational tools for identifying genomic regions that have altered DNA and may be implicated in various diseases and disorders. Varuni Sarwal, alumnus of Serghei’s group at UCLA, is the first [...]

Welcome Kerui back to Mangul Lab as PhD student

In May 2020, Kerui officially joins Mangul Lab at USC as a PhD student co-advised by Serghei Mangul and Houda Alachkar. During her first year in the Pharmaceutical & Translational Sciences (PHTS) Program, Kerui completed two doctoral rotations in Mangul Lab—first, learning how to use computational skills to handle big [...]

By |2020-04-28T20:03:24+00:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: Lab News|Tags: |

Mangul Lab pens commentary piece on conference travel for junior scientists in the wake of climate change

Mangul Lab at USC shared a new preprint of 2020 which presents a conversational editorial on the difficult choices that junior scholars face when choosing to travel via airplane to scientific conferences. With the ever-increasing carbon footprint associated with conferences, scientists can learn to refine their conference experiences when [...]

By |2020-04-21T17:41:39+00:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Commentary, Preprints|Tags: , , |