Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering primary faculty

Steven L. Salzberg, PhD

Steven L. Salzberg, PhD

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics

Director, Center for Computational Biology

McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Office: 107 Welch Medical Library | 325 Malone Hall
Lab: Salzberg Lab


Ph.D., Computer Science, Harvard University, 1989
M.Phil., Computer Science, Yale University, 1984
M.S., Computer Science, Yale University, 1982
B.A. cum laude English, Yale University,1980

Research Interests

My group’s research focuses on the development of new computational methods for analysis of DNA from the latest sequencing technologies. Over the years we have developed and applied software to many problems in gene finding, genome assembly, comparative genomics, evolutionary genomics, and sequencing technology itself.

Our current work emphasizes analysis of DNA and RNA sequenced with next-generation technology. My blogs and other writing cover topics on the impact of science on society including the effects of pseudoscience, the problems of alternative medicine, the anti-vaccination movement, gene patents, and the influence of sports on higher education. See the links on my lab home page for my scientific publications, my opinion pieces, and other news.

Publications Search

From Pub Med   |   Google Scholar Profile

Selected Publications

Selected publications are kept current on Dr. Salzberg’s personal website.