Now accepting applications: 2020-2021 USC URAP Undergraduate Fellow!

We are actively accepting applications from current USC undergraduate students to fill one position for the USC Undergraduate Research Associates Program in Mangul Lab for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. The theme of our URAP internship for 2020-2021 is “Big Data Analysis Techniques (BDAT) for Scientific Reproducibility.” Please review the [...]

By |2020-08-11T19:22:02+00:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: Lab News|Tags: , |

Jenny Wu: What I’ve Learned in the Mangul Lab

I have been in the lab since a junior year at UCLA, and I started out learning about the error correction benchmarking project. I began by learning about the general structure of the project and the functions of different scripts from generating results, evaluating them to summarizing them. Then I [...]

By |2020-07-06T20:04:19+00:00July 6th, 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 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 [...]

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 member Sei Chang reflects on summer undergraduate research experience

Working in a research lab can be an invaluable experience for undergrads — and immersive summer research experiences offer an ideal structure for students to acquire new skills and learn first-hand what it’s actually like to be a full-time researcher. Check out Mangul Lab undergraduate researcher Sei Chang’s recent blog [...]

By |2020-04-16T22:32:26+00:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Education|Tags: , |

UCLA undergraduate students and alumni join Mangul Lab at USC

We are excited to announce that a group of talented Bruins will be continuing their on-going computational genomics projects as inaugural members of Mangul Lab at USC. Serghei began mentoring these undergraduate students and former students in his previous role as a postdoctoral scholar in ZarLab at UCLA. Ram Ayyala [...]