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Steven Salzberg

Disciplines: Genetics
Employment: Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Professor at Johns Hopkins Medicine
Education: Harvard University
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I am a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics, and a member of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, where I’m also Director of the Center for Computational Biology. 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, 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.


Johns Hopkins University (2014-07-01 to present)

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in Biomedical Engineering

Baltimore, Maryland

Johns Hopkins Medicine (2011-07-01 to present)

Professor in McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland

University of Maryland at College Park (2005-07-01 to 2011-06-30)

Horvitz Professor of Computer Science in Computer Science

College Park, MD

The Institute for Genomic Research (1997-08-01 to 2005-06-30)

Senior Director in Bioinformatics

Rockville, Maryland

Johns Hopkins University (1989-07-01 to 1998-06-30)

Assistant and Associate Professor in Computer Science

Baltimore, MD


Harvard University, Computer Science (1987-09 to 1989-06)


Cambridge, MA

Yale University, Computer Science (1982 to 1984)

M. Phil.

New Haven, CT

Yale University, Computer Science (1981-09 to 1982-06)


New Haven, CT

Yale University, English (1977-09 to 1980-05)


New Haven, CT