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Steven L. Salzberg, PhD

Steven Salzberg
Research Interests: Computational biology, genomics, DNA sequence analysis, metagenomics, sequencing technology
Lab Website: Salzberg Lab
Research Interests

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.

Titles & Affiliations


  • 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
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