Arang Rhie, PhD

Staff Scientist

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).



Evaluate genome assemblies with k-mers and more


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


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


A single molecule sequence assembler for genomes large and small
News posts

A complete Y chromosome

August 23, 2023
The reference genome of Macropodus opercularis (the paradise fish)
Scientific Data, May 25, 2024
Fodor E, Okendo J, Szabó N, Szabó K, Czimer D, Tarján-Rácz A, Szeverényi I, Low BW, Liew JH, Koren S, Rhie A, Orbán L, Miklósi Á, Varga M, Burgess SM
The first complete T2T assemblies of cattle and sheep Y-chromosomes uncover remarkable divergence in structure and gene content
Research Square, April 3, 2024
Smith T, Olagunju T, Rosen B, Neibergs H, Becker G, Davenport K, Elsik C, Hadfield T, Koren S, Kuhn K, Rhie A, Shira K, Skibiel A, Stegemiller M, Thorne J, Villamediana P, Cockett N, Murdoch B
Gapless assembly of complete human and plant chromosomes using only nanopore sequencing
bioRxiv, March 17, 2024
Koren S, Bao Z, Guarracino A, Ou S, Goodwin S, Jenike KM, Lucas J, McNulty B, Park J, Rautianinen M, Rhie A, Roelofs D, Schneiders H, Vrijenhoek I, Nijbroek K, Ware D, Schatz MC, Garrison E, Huang S, McCombie WR, Miga KH, Wittenberg AHJ, Phillippy AM