Two Ph.D. Graduates Join Faculty at USC

Posted On June 11, 2019
Categories Student News

Georgia State computer science Ph.D. graduates Serghei Mangul and Nick Mancuso have accepted faculty positions at the University of Southern California.

This fall, Dr. Mangul will join the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy in USC’s School of Pharmacy as an assistant professor. He earned a Ph.D. from Georgia State in 2012 under the direction of professor Alex Zelikovsky. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow for Dr. Eleazar Eskin at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Mancuso started at USC in April as an assistant professor. He works in the Department of Preventive Medicine’s Center for Genetic Epidemiology at USC’s Keck School of Medicine, where he has established the Mancuso Lab. He earned a B.S. in computer science from Georgia State in 2007 and a Ph.D. in 2014, also under the supervision of Dr. Zelikovsky. After graduating from GSU, he worked as a postdoc in Dr. Bogdan Pasaniuc’s lab at UCLA.

USC is tied for 22nd among national universities, according to rankings compiled by U.S. News & World Report. The School of Pharmacy is tied for 9th among the country’s best pharmacy schools, and the Keck School of Medicine is tied for 30th among the top medical schools for research.