Steven L. Salzberg, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins University
Steven  Salzberg, UMIACS, indoor portrait against a white background. Shot 5/1/2007

Dr. Salzberg is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics, and the Director of the Center for Computational Biology in the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Salzberg received his B.A., M.S., and M. Phil. degrees from Yale University, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His laboratory focuses primarily on three areas: genome sequence assembly, transcriptome alignment and assembly, and metagenomics. The team’s open-source software systems for DNA sequence analysis are used by thousands of labs around the world. Salzberg also writes a popular science blog at

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