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
November 2, 2022Johns Hopkins computational biologist Steven Salzberg says controversial Boston University study that created a potentially deadly form of the omicron coronavirus variant should never have happened.
April 1, 2022A group of Johns Hopkins University scientists has collaborated with more than 100 researchers around the world to assemble and analyze the first complete sequence of a human genome, two decades after the Human Genome Project produced the first draft.
January 20, 2021Steven Salzberg, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics, has been named a 2020 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.