I am a Professor of Medicine in the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. I also hold joint appointments as Professor in the Departments of Biostatistics and Computer Science.
I joined JHU in 2011 after six years as the Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Maryland. Prior to that, I was the Director of Bioinformatics at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), a well-known large-scale genome sequencing center.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
I earned my undergraduate degree in English literature and master's degree in Computer Science from Yale University, and my PhD in computer science at Harvard University.
I am currently an Associate Editor or Editorial Board member of the journals Genome Biology, Genome Research, BMC Biology, J Computational Biology, PLoS ONE, Biology Direct, BMC Genomics, and BMC Bioinformatics. I'm a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology and a past member of the Board of Scientific Councilors of NCBI (home of GenBank).
My research interests include (1) the analysis of genomes, ranging from humans to bacteria to viruses, with particular emphasis on pathogenic organisms; (2) bioinformatics algorithms for gene finding and genome assembly; and (3) evolutionary genomics.
My group is active in the open source software movement and in open-access publishing, and I have pushed for greater openness in the sharing of genome sequence data and other scientific data. I have also been active in highlighting abuses of science, especially pseudoscience and 'alternative medicine' through my blogs at http://genefinding.blogspot.com and http://forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg .
In the role of Faculty Member, Steven Salzberg contributes recommendations and reviews to the Bioinformatics Section in the Genomics & Genetics Faculty, writing brief accessible comments to summarize the value of the articles and adding rating score.
The Faculty comprises Heads of Faculty, Heads of Section, Faculty Members and Associate Faculty Members, as well as an International Advisory Board.
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