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 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: |

Mangul Lab celebrates conclusion of first semester at USC School of Pharmacy

Our group is celebrating the end of a productive calendar year—and the conclusion of our first semester at USC School of Pharmacy! We are proud to share the preprints and papers we produced with our incredible collaborators at ZarLab in the Department of Computational Medicine at UCLA, members of our [...]

By |2020-04-16T22:25:01+00:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Lab News|Tags: |

Mangul Lab at USC welcomes first postdoctoral scholar Jaqueline Brito

We are very excited to announce the appointment of our first postdoctoral scholar in Mangul Lab at USC! Dr. Jaqueline Brito holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Jaque’s doctoral research primarily focused on index-based methods for large databases and distributed systems, particularly [...]

By |2020-04-16T22:25:25+00:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Lab News|Tags: |

Mangul Lab submits preprint presenting a comprehensive review of the diagnostic and therapeutic potential of metagenomics

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday break, Mangul Lab at USC released our second preprint—a review of the diagnostic and therapeutic potential of metagenomics. Overview of clinical metagenomics pipeline Several members of our group—Caitlin Loeffler (Bioinformatics Analyst), Lana Martin (Project Specialist), Yutong Chang (Master’s student), Jeremy Rotman (alumni)—collaborated with [...]

Mangul Lab at USC attends first conference at ICCABS 2019 in Miami

Last week, Serghei Mangul and Kerui Peng attended the 2019 9th International Conference on Computational Advances in Bio and medical Sciences (ICCABS) at Florida International University in Miami! Kerui, a PhD rotation student in Mangul Lab at USC, presented her research in an oral presentation, “Reuse of publicly available omics [...]

By |2020-04-16T22:30:17+00:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Lab News|Tags: , , |