Steven Salzberg

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Science
Occupation Professor
Location Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Introduction I am a Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine studying bioinformatics, genomics, evolution, and related topics. I'm a faculty member in the Institute of Genetic Medicine and the Departments of Biostatistics and Computer Science. I earned my Ph.D. from Harvard University and my bachelor's and master's degrees from Yale University.
Interests Genomics, Bioinformatics, Evolution, Genetics, Skepticism, Polar Exploration, Tennis, Golf, Cooking
Favorite Books FICTION: The Last of the Mohicans (and the other 3 Leatherstocking Tales by James Fenimore Cooper), The Pickwick Papers (Charles Dickens), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle), The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas), The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett), Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez), Wayfarers (Knut Hamsun), The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway), The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Milan Kundera), Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (John LeCarre), Main Street (Sinclair Lewis), Lonesome Dove (Larry McMurtry), Moby Dick (Herman Melville), The Discovery of Heaven (Harry Mulisch), Pnin (Vladimir Nabokov), The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien), The Jungle (Upton Sinclair), The Traveler (John Twelve Hawks). Humorous fiction: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams), The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (Sue Townsend), Basket Case (and any others by Carl Hiaasen). NONFICTION: The Worst Journey in the World (Apsley Cherry-Garrard), Mawson’s Will (Lennard Bickel), Shackelton’s Forgotten Men (Lenndard Bickel), Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer), Complications (Atul Gawande), In a Sunburned Country (Bill Bryson), Fast Food Nation (Eric Schlosser), Overdosed America (John Abramson), The Lives of a Cell (Lewis Thomas), The Cuckoo’s Egg (Cliff Stoll), Golf in the Kingdom (Michael Murphy), My Usual Game (David Owen)