Travis C. Glenn

Environmental Health Science
Interim Department Head
Director, Institute of Bioinformatics

Curriculum Vitae

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Environmental Health Science

  • Ph.D. 1997. Zoology — ecology, evolution, and behavior emphasis, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
  • M.S. 1990. Natural Resources — wildlife science emphasis, School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • B.S. 1989. Animal Ecology with Honors & Distinction — biotechnology emphasis, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
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Areas of Expertise

Research: comparative and environmental genomics, molecular ecology, infectious disease and vectors

Teaching: fundamentals of environmental health science, environmental genomics, genome technologies

  • Anhui Normal University, Wuhu, China
  • Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama


  • Department of Genetics, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences
  • Institute of Bioinformatics
  • Odum School of Ecology
  • Faculty of Infectious Diseases
  • Biomedical & Health Sciences Institute
  • Savannah River Ecology Lab
  • Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program
Course Instruction

EHSC 7010 Fundamentals of Environmental Health

EHSC 8460 Environmental Genomics

Research Interests

Dr. Glenn develops and uses new genomic tools to investigate processes in evolutionary biology and solve problems in environmental health and infectious disease ecology.

Selected Publications

Google Scholar profile can be found here.

Beaudry, M. S., et al. 2021. Escaping the fate of Sisyphus: Assessing resistome hybridization baits for antimicrobial resistance gene capture. Environmental Microbiology 23:7523-7537. doi 10.1111/1462-2920.15767

Rhodes, O. E. Jr., et al. 2020. Integration of ecosystem science into radioecology: A consensus perspective. Science of the Total Environment 740:140031

Glenn, T. C., et al. 2019. Adapterama I: Universal stubs and primers for 384 unique dual-indexed or 147,456 combinatorially-indexed Illumina libraries (iTru & iNext). PeerJ 7:e7755.

Glenn, T. C., et al. 2019. Adapterama II:  Universal amplicon sequencing on Illumina platforms (TaggiMatrix). PeerJ 7:e7786.

Bayona- Vásquez*, N. J., T. C. Glenn*, (*equal co-authorship) et al. 2019. Adapterama III: Quadruple-indexed, double/triple-enzyme RADseq libraries (2RAD/3RAD). PeerJ 7:e7724.

Oliveros, C. H., et al. 2019. Earth history and the passerine superradiation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 116:7916-7925.

Glenn, T. C. & B. C. Faircloth. 2016. Capturing Darwin’s dream. Molecular Ecology Resources 16:1051-1058.

Hoffberg, S. L., et al. 2016. RADcap: Sequence capture of dual-digest RADseq libraries with identifiable duplicates and reduced missing data. Molecular Ecology Resources 16:1264-1278.

Green, R.E., et. al. 2014. Three crocodilian genomes reveal ancestral patterns of evolution among archosaurs. Science 346:1335.

Jarvis, E.D., et al. 2014. Whole genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds. Science 346:1320-1331.

Smith, B. T., et al. 2014. The drivers of tropical speciation. Nature 515:406-409.

Glenn, T. C., et al. 2013. Significant variance in genetic diversity among populations of Schistosoma haematobium detected using microsatellite DNA loci from a genome-wide database. Parasites and Vectors 6:300.

Faircloth, B. C., et al. 2012. Ultraconserved elements anchor thousands of genetic markers for target enrichment spanning multiple evolutionary timescales. Systematic Biology 61:717-26.

McCormack, J. E., et al. 2012. Ultraconserved elements are novel phylogenomic markers that resolve placental mammal phylogeny when combined with species tree analysis. Genome Research 22: 746-754.

Alfoldi, J., et al. 2011. The genome of the green anole lizard and a comparative analysis with birds and mammals. Nature 477: 587-591.

Glenn, T. C. 2011. Field guide to next-generation DNA sequencers. Molecular Ecology Resources 11:759-769.

Glenn, T. C. & N. A. Schable. 2005. Isolating microsatellite DNA loci. Methods in Enzymology 395:202-222.