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Steven Salzberg

Disciplines: Genetics
Education: Harvard University
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I am the 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

Biomedical Engineering

Johns Hopkins Medicine

McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine

University of Maryland at College Park

Computer Science

The Institute for Genomic Research


Johns Hopkins University

Computer Science


Harvard University, Computer Science

Yale University, Computer Science

Yale University, Computer Science

Yale University, English