Prof. Steven L. Salzberg
Department of Biomedical Engineering
3100 Wyman Park Dr.
Wyman Park Building, Room S220
Baltimore, MD 21211
EMAIL: s a l z b e r g (at) j h u . e d u
I am the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics 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, gene patents, and the influence of sports on higher education. See the links elsewhere on this site for my scientific publications, my opinion pieces, and other news.
My wife and I have two daughters. My older daughter, Annika Salzberg, is a Research Technician in an entomology lab (@PovedaLab) at Cornell University.