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
Recombination between heterologous human acrocentric chromosomes
Nature, May 10, 2023
Guarracino A, Buonaiuto S, de Lima LG, Potapova T, Rhie A, Koren S, Rubinstein B, Fischer C, Human Pangenome Reference Consortium, Gerton JL, Phillippy AM, Colonna V, Garrison E
A chromosome-level reference genome and pangenome for barn swallow population genomics
Cell Reports, January 31, 2023
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