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 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: |

Mangul Lab submits preprint presenting Metalign, software that boosts accuracy of existing metagenomic profiling methods

Mangul Lab at USC shared a new preprint which presents Metalign - a tool developed by our group that significantly improves the taxonomic profiling accuracy of a metagenomic sample. Overview of Metalign Microorganisms play a critical role in almost every natural setting, including soil, ocean water, and [...]

Mangul Lab publishes second paper – a benchmarking study of error correction methods

Today we celebrate the publication of our second peer-reviewed paper since Mangul Lab launched at USC Keith Mitchell, alumnus of Serghei’s group at UCLA, is the first author of  “Benchmarking of computational error-correction methods for next-generation sequencing data,” which is now available online. Jaque (our postdoc), Lana (our project [...]

Mangul Lab submits preprint exploring read alignment techniques for short and long reads

Last week, Mangul Lab at USC shared a new preprint, which presents our group’s review of the role algorithms have on speed and efficiency of read aligners. Overview of read alignment Modern sequencing platforms generate enormous amounts of genomic data in the form of nucleotide sequences or [...]

Mangul Lab publishes first paper, a novel tool for managing bioinformatics analyses

We are proud to announce that our lab has published our first peer-reviewed paper since we established at USC School of Pharmacy in Fall 2019! Jaque, our postdoctoral scholar, is the first author on this paper! Congratulations! Our paper, which presents a novel tool for managing bioinformatics analyses on [...]

Mangul Lab at USC welcomes PhD rotation student Angela Lu

It’s a new year, and we already have a new lab member! Angela Lu is joining Mangul Lab at USC as a rotational student as she pursues her PhD in Pharmaceutical and Translational Sciences at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. Angela graduated from Rutgers University with a [...]

By |2020-04-16T22:24:31+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Lab News|Tags: |