Steven L. Salzberg is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics. He is also the director of the Center for Computational Biology in the Whiting School of Engineering and holds an affiliate appointment in the Department of Genetic Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The Salzberg Lab studies computational biology and genomics, focusing on the development of new computational methods for DNA analysis from the latest sequencing technologies. They have developed and applied software to many problems in gene finding, genome assembly, comparative genomics, evolutionary genomics, and sequencing technology itself.
The lab’s current work emphasizes the analysis of DNA and RNA sequenced with next-generation technology.
In 2018, Salzberg was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2020 he was given the Accomplishments by a Senior Scientist Award from the International Society for Computational Biology. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (elected 2004), the Association for Computing Machinery (elected 2020), and the International Society for Computational Biology (elected 2013). He has been listed as a Highly Cited Researcher, a list of the 1% most-cited researchers in their fields, in 2001 and every year since 2014.
Salzberg earned a master’s degree in computer science from Yale University in 1984 and completed his PhD in computer science at Harvard University in 1989.