Arang Rhie, PhD

Staff Scientist

arang.rhienih.gov

Arang received a BS in computer science in 2009 and MS in bioinformatics in 2011 from Ewha Womans University. She completed her PhD in 2017 at the Genome Medicine Institute, Department of Biomedical Science, Seoul National University College of Medicine. Her dissertation research aimed to build the first high-quality Korean reference genome for use in medical diagnostics. After her post-doctoral training in the Genome Informatics Section at NIH/NHGRI, she is continuing her research as a staff scientist, focusing on the reconstruction and evaluation of true haplotypes from long-read sequencing and other emerging technologies. She is an active member of the Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP), Earth Biogenome Project (EBP), Human Pangenome Reference Consortium (HPRC) and the Telomere-to-Telomere consortium (T2T).

Software

Merqury

Evaluate genome assemblies with k-mers and more

Winnowmap

A long-read mapping algorithm optimized for mapping ONT and PacBio reads to repetitive reference sequences.

SALSA

A tool to scaffold long read assemblies with Hi-C data

Canu

A single molecule sequence assembler for genomes large and small
Publications
Epigenetic Patterns in a Complete Human Genome
Science, April 1, 2022
Gershman A, Sauria ME, Hook PW, Hoyt SJ, Razaghi R, Koren S, Altemose N, Caldas GV, Vollger MR, Logsdon GA, Rhie A, Eichler EE, Schatz MC, O’Neill RJ, Phillippy AM, Miga KH, Timp W
Chasing perfection: validation and polishing strategies for telomere-to-telomere genome assemblies
Nature Methods, April 1, 2022
Mc Cartney AM, Shafin K, Alonge M, Bzikadze AV, Formenti G, Fungtammasan A, Howe K, Jain C, Koren S, Logsdon GA, Miga KH, Mikheenko A, Paten B, Shumate A, Soto DC, Sović I, Wood JM, Zook JM, Phillippy AM, Rhie A