About Lana Martin

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

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: , , |

Mangul Lab publishes third paper – an analysis of microbial reference databases

Today we celebrate the publication of our third peer-reviewed paper since Mangul Lab launched at USC! Consensus of fungal and bacterial genome representation across multiple reference databases. Cailtin Loeffler and Aaron Karlsberg, both alumnus of Serghei’s group at UCLA and currently scientific research staff with Mangul Lab [...]

Mangul Lab joins urgent efforts to track COVID-19 by zipcode

Members of Mangul Lab have joined efforts with UCLA researchers to curate data that will help hospitals—already burdened by the COVID-19 pandemic—predict patient load in coming weeks. For the past two weeks, Jaque (Mangul Lab postdoc), Jeremy (software engineer), and Niko (undergraduate researcher) have been working with Rob Brown (UCLA [...]

By |2020-04-16T21:57:24+00:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Lab News|Tags: , , , , , |

Interview in Nature Methods: Bench pressing with genomics benchmarkers

A journalist with Nature Methods recently interviewed Serghei on the increasingly important role that benchmarking studies play in biomedical and life science research. Benchmarking studies, which rank bioinformatics software according to variables such as speed, accuracy, and precision, help researchers select the best tool for a given dataset and research [...]

By |2020-04-16T21:59:07+00:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Lab News|Tags: , |

Mangul Lab submits preprint presenting recommendations to enhance rigor and reproducibility in biomedical research

Mangul Lab at USC has shared a new preprint, which presents our group’s review of efforts to improve scientific rigor and reproducibility via open-source data and academic software. Computational methods have reshaped the landscape of modern biology. While the biomedical community is increasingly dependent on computational tools, the mechanisms [...]

By |2020-04-21T17:41:12+00:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Commentary, Preprints|Tags: , , |

Mangul Lab at USC welcomes software engineer Jeremy Rotman

We are excited to welcome back a familiar face from UCLA! Jeremy Rotman recently joined Mangul Lab at USC as a software engineer. Jeremy will be constructing tools and pipelines that will help us study large, noisy biological datasets on a high performance computing cluster. Jeremy earned a Master’s degree [...]

By |2020-04-16T22:06:36+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Lab News|Tags: |