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.
- Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering
- Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Computer Science
- Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Biostatistics
- Director, Center for Computational Biology
Affiliated Centers & Institutes
- PhD, Computer Science, Harvard University, 1989
- MPhil, Computer Science, Yale University, 1984
- MS, Computer Science, Yale University, 1982
- BA, English, Yale University, 1980
April 25, 2019Johns Hopkins teams up with U.C. Davis and Save the Redwoods League to sequence the first coast redwood genomeSteven Salzberg, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, collaborated with researchers from the University of California, Davis and Save the Redwoods League to successfully sequence the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes.
November 19, 2018In a new analysis, Johns Hopkins scientists say that the collective genomes of 910 people of African descent have a large chunk — about 300 million bits — of genetic material missing from the basic reference genome.
April 20, 2018Johns Hopkins scientist Steven Salzberg, Ph.D., known for his ability to tackle the most difficult projects in genome sequencing, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.