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 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 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 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 [...]