Steven Salzberg is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostiatistics, and is the Director of the Center for Computational Biology in the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. From 2005-2011, he was the Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB) and the Horvitz Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. From 1997-2005 he was Senior Director of Bioinformatics at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) in Rockville, Maryland, one of the world's leading DNA sequencing centers at the time.
Dr. Salzberg received his B.A. degree in English and M.S. and M.Phil. degrees in Computer Science from Yale University, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University. He joined the Computer Science Department at Johns Hopkins as an Assistant Professor in 1989.
Dr. Salzberg has authored or co-authored over 250 scientific publications that have been cited over 140,000 times, and his h-index is 126. He is a Fellow of AAAS and ISCB, and a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center for Biotechnology Information at NIH. He was the 2013 recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences.