Dec 29, 2017
Dr. Steven Salzberg is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University. From 2005-2011 he was the Horvitz Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Before joining UMD, he was at The Institute for Genomic Research, where he sequenced the genomes of many bacteria, including those used in the 2001 anthrax attacks. At TIGR he was part of the Human Genome Project and the co-founder of the influenza virus sequencing project (which is when he first learned of the anti-vaccine movement). His research group develops software for DNA sequence analysis, and their (free) software is used by scientific laboratories around the globe. He did his B.A. and M.S. at Yale University, and his Ph.D. at Harvard University, and has published over 250 scientific papers. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter (@stevensalzberg1), or just subscribe to his alternate blog, http://genome.fieldofscience.com.