Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering primary faculty
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
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.
Selected publications are kept current on Dr. Salzberg’s personal website.