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Travis Glenn

Professor of Environmental Health Science
Ph.D. (1997) University of Maryland
  • International collaborations in Australia, China, Mexico, Panama, & more
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Capturing the genomic variation present in Cryptosporidium and cryptosporidiosis. National Institutes of Health. J. Kissinger (UGA), T. Glenn (UGA), A. Kahn (NIH), and M. Grigg (NIH). 08/2020 – 07/2024.

Collaborative Research: Enhancers and the convergent evolution of limb reduction in squamates. National Science Foundation. C. Infante (UAZ), B. Faircloth (LSU), and D. Menke (UGA-Genetics) & T. Glenn (UGA-EHS).  NSF-IOS 08/2018 – 07/2021.

Prevalence of and risk factors for community-associated carriage of antimicrobial resistant Enterobacteriaceae and antimicrobial resistance genes. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. E. Ottesen (UGA-Micro), T. Glenn (UGA-EHS), A. Handel (UGA - Epi & Biostats), E. Lipp(UGA-EHS), M. Welton (UGA-Epi & Biostats). 09/20 – 08/22.

Direct genome-wide detection of carcinogen-induced alkyl DNA adducts by Single Molecule Real Time Sequencing. W. Czaja (UGA-Biochemistry [now@UMN]), T. Glenn (UGA-EHS), C. Bergman (UGA-Genetics & IOB). NIH 07/18-06/21.

Next-Generation DNA Sequencing Workshops, subcontract for Alaska NIH INBRE 3 & 4 – Environmental Agents of Disease.  T. Glenn (UGA), B. Faircloth (LSU), K. Winker (UAF). 5/2015 – 7/2024.

Selected Publications:
  • Hoffberg, S.L., N. J. Troendle, T. C. Glenn, O. Mahmud, S. Louha, D. Chalopin, J. L. Bennetzen, and R. Mauricio. 2018. A high-quality reference genome for the invasive mosquitofish Gambusia affinis using a Chicago library. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. Online early, April 2018,
  • Scott, P. A., T. C. Glenn, and L. J. Rissler. 2018. Resolving taxonomic turbulence and uncovering cryptic diversity in the musk turtles (Sternotherus) using robust demographic modeling. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 120:1-15. 
  • Platt, R. N. II, B. C. Faircloth, K. A. M. Sullivan, T. J. Kieran, T. C. Glenn, M. W. Vandewege, T. E. Lee Jr., R. J. Baker, R. D. Stevens, and D. A. Ray. 2017. Conflicting evolutionary histories of mitochondrial and nuclear genomes in New World Myotis bats. Systematic Biology 67(2):236-249.
  • Warren WC, Kuderna L, Alexander A, Catchen J, Perez-Silva JG, Lopez-Otin C, Quesada V, Minx P, Tomlinson C, Montague MJ, Farias FHG, Walter RB, Marques-Bonet T, Glenn T, Kieran TJ, Wise SS, Wise JP Jr, Waterhouse RM, Wise JP Sr. 2017. The novel evolution of the sperm whale genome. Genome Biology and Evolution 9(12):3260-3264. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evx187.
  • Kieran T.J., N.L. Gottdenker. P. Varian, A. Saldana, N. Means, D. Owens, J.E. Calzada, and T.C. Glenn. 2017. Blood meal source characterization using Illumina sequencing in the Chagas disease vector Rhodnius pallescens (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) in Panama. Journal of Medical Entomology 54(6):1786-1789. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjx170. PMID: 29029145
  • McKee, A. M., J. C. Maerz, L. L. Smith, and T. C. Glenn. 2017. Habitat predictors of genetic diversity for two sympatric wetland-breeding amphibian species. Ecology and Evolution 00:1-13, doi: 10.1002/ece3.3203.
  • Gilbert, G.S., J. O. Ballesteros, [many others] T. C. Glenn, B. C. Faircloth, S. P. Hubbell. 2016. Use of sonic tomography to detect and quantify wood decay in living trees. Applications in Plant Sciences 4(12):1600060.
  • Finger, J.W., M.T. Hamilton, B.S. Metts, T.C. Glenn, and T.D. Tuberville. 2016. Chronic ingestion of coal fly-ash contaminated prey and its effects on health and immune parameters in juvenile American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis). Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 71(3): 347-358. 
  • Scholpa, N. E., R. T. Kolli, M. Moore, R. D. Arnold, T. C. Glenn, and B. S. Cummings. 2016. Nephrotoxicity of epigenetic inhibitors used for the treatment of cancer. Chem Biol Interact 258:21-29. doi: 10.1016/j.cbi.2016.08.010.
  • Rothrock, M. J. Jr., A. Locatelli, T. C. Glenn, J. C. Thomas, A. C. Caudill, B. H. Kiepper, and K. L. Hiett. 2016. Assessing the microbiomes of scalder and chiller tank waters throughout a typical commercial poultry processing day. Poultry Science 95(10):2372-2382. doi:10.3382/ps/pew234.
  • Harvey, M. G., B. T. Smith, T. C. Glenn, B. C. Faircloth, and R. T. Brumfield. 2016. Sequence capture versus restriction site associated DNA sequencing for shallow systematics. Systematic Biology 65(5):910-24. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syw036.
  • Glenn, T. C., B. C. Faircloth. 2016. Capturing Darwins dream. Molecular Ecology Resources 16(5):1051-1058. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12574, PMID: 27543423.
  • Hoffberg, S. L., T. J. Kieran, J. M. Catchen, A. Devault, B. C. Faircloth, R. Mauricio, T. C. Glenn. 2016. RADcap: Sequence capture of dual-digest RADseq libraries with identifiable duplicates and reduced missing data. Molecular Ecology Resources 16(5):1264-1278. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12566, PMID:27416967.
  • Edwards, S. V., Z. Xi, A. Janke, B. C. Faircloth, J. E. McCormack, T. C. Glenn, B. Zhong, S. Wu, E. M. Lemmon, A. R. Lemmon, A. D. Leache, L. Liu, and C. C. Davis. 2016. Implementing and testing the multispecies coalescent model: A valuable paradigm for phylogenomics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94:447-462. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.10.027 online 27 Oct. 2015
  • McKee, A. M., D. L. Calhoun, W. J. Barichivich, S. F. Spear, C. S. Goldberg, and T. C. Glenn. 2015. Assessment of environmental DNA for detecting presence of imperiled aquatic amphibian species in isolated wetlands. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 6(2):498-510. doi: 10.3996/042014-JFWM-034
  • Graham, C. F., T. C. Glenn, A. McArthur, D. R. Boreham, T. Kieran, S. Lance, R. G. Manzon, J. A. Martino, T. Pierson, S. M. Rogers, J. Wilson, C. M. Somers. 2015. Impacts of degraded DNA on Restriction enzyme Associated DNA Sequencing (RADSeq). Molecular Ecology Resources 15:1304-1315. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12404
  • Stephens, J.D., W.L. Rogers, K. Heyduk, J. M. Cruse-Sanders, R. O. Determann, T. C. Glenn, and R. L. Malmberg. 2015. Resolving phylogenetic relationships of the recently radiated carnivorous plant genus Sarracenia using target enrichment. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 85:76-87.
  • Crawford, N. G., J. F. Parham, A. B. Sellas, B. C. Faircloth, T. C. Glenn, T. J. Papenfuss, and W. B. Simison. 2015. A phylogenomic analysis of turtles. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 83:250-257. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.10.021.
  • Temple, B. L., J. W. Finger Jr., C. A. Jones, J. D. Gabbard, T. Jelesijevic, E. W. Uhl, R. J. Hogan, T. C. Glenn, and S. M. Tompkins. 2015. In ovo and in vitro susceptibility of American alligators to avian influenza virus infection. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 51(1):187-198. doi: 10.7589/2013-12-321.
  • Green, R.E., E.L. Braun, [many others], T.C. Glenn, T. Gabaldón, B. Paten, and D.A Ray. 2014. Three crocodilian genomes reveal ancestral patterns of evolution among archosaurs. Science 346:1335. 
  • Jarvis, E.D., S. Mirarab, [many others] T.C. Glenn, J. McCormack, D. Burt, H. Ellegren, P. Alström, S.V. Edwards, A. Stamatakis, D.P. Mindell, J. Cracraft, E. L. Braun, T. Warnow, W. Jun, M.T.P. Gilbert, G. Zhang. 2014. Whole genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds. Science 346:1320-1331. 
  • Smith, B. T., J. E. McCormack, A. M. Cuervo, M. Hickerson, A. Aleixo, C. D. Cadena, J. Pérez-Emán, C. W. Burney, X. Xia, M. G. Harvey, B. C. Faircloth, T. C. Glenn, E. P. Derryberry, J. Prejean, S. Fields, and R. T. Brumfield. 2014. The drivers of tropical speciation. Nature 515:406-409. 
  • Kenney-Hunt, J., A. Lewandowski, T. C. Glenn, J. L. Glenn, O. V. Tsyusko, R. J. ONeill, J. Brown, C. M. Ramsdell, Q. Nguyen, T. Phan, K. S. Shorter, M. J. Dewey, G. Szalai, P. B. Vrana, and M. R. Felder. 2014. A genetic map of Peromyscus with chromosomal assignment of linkage groups (a Peromyscus genetic map). Mammalian Genome 25(3-4):160-179. 
  • Smith, B.T., M. G. Harvey, B. C. Faircloth, T. C. Glenn, and R. T. Brumfield. 2014. Target capture and massively parallel sequencing of ultraconserved elements (UCEs) for comparative studies at shallow evolutionary time scales. Systematic Biology 63(1):83-95. 
  • Glenn, T. C., S. L. Lance, A. M. McKee, B. L. Webster, A. M. Emery, A. Zerlotini, G. Oliveira, D. Rollinson, and B. C. Faircloth. 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. DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-6-300.
  • Finger, J. W. Jr., A. L. Adams, P. C. Thompson, C. M. Shilton, G. P. Brown, C. Moran, L. G. Miles, T. C. Glenn, and S. R. Isberg. 2013. Using phytohemagglutinin to determine immune responsiveness in saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus). Australian Journal of Zoology 61:301-311. doi: 10.1071/ZO13041.
  • Weber, J. J., S. G. Weller, A. K. Sakai, O. V. Tsyusko, T. C. Glenn, C. A. Domanguez, F. E. Molina-Freaner, J. Fornoni, M. Tran, N. Nguyen, K. Nguyen, L.-K. Tran, G. Joice, and E. Harding. 2013. The role of inbreeding depression and mating system in the evolution of heterostyly. Evolution 67(8): 2309-2322. DOI: 10.1111/evo.12123.
  • Shaw, T., Z. Ruan, T. Glenn, and L. Liu. 2013. STRAW: Species Tree Analysis Web server. Nucleic Acids Research 41(WebServer Issue): W238-241. doi:10.1093/nar/gkt377 PMID: 23661681.
  • Wu, P., X. Wu, T.-X. Jiang, R. Elsey, B. L. Temple, S. J. Divers, T. C. Glenn, K. Yuan, M.-H. Chen, R. Widelitz, C.-M. Chuong. 2013. Specialized stem cell niche enables repetitive renewal of alligator teeth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 110(22):E2009-18.
  • Schountz, T., T. Shaw, T. Glenn, H. Feldmann, and J. Prescott. 2013. Expression profiling of lymph node cells from deer mice infected with Andes Virus. BMC Immunology 14:18. 
  • McCormack, J. E., M. G. Harvey, B. C. Faircloth, N. G. Crawford, T. C. Glenn, and R. T. Brumfield. 2013. A phylogeny of birds based on over 1,500 loci collected by target enrichment and high-throughput sequencing. PLoS ONE 8(1): e54848.
  • Shaw, T. I., A. Srivastava, W.-C. Chou, L. Liu, A. Hawkinson, T. C. Glenn, R. Adams, and T. Schountz. 2012. Transcriptome sequencing and annotation for the Jamaican fruit bat (Artibeus jamaicensis). PLoS ONE 7(11): e48472. 
  • Beal, M. A., T. C. Glenn, S. L. Lance, and C. M. Somers. 2012. Characterization of unstable microsatellites in mice: no evidence for germline mutation induction following gamma-radiation exposure. Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis 53(8): 599-607. PMID: 22930577 doi: 10.1002/em.21726.
  • Srivastava, A., K. Winker, T. I. Shaw, K. L. Jones, and T. C. Glenn. 2012. Transcriptome analysis of a North American songbird, Melospiza melodia. DNA Research 19(4): 325-33, PMID: 22645122, doi: 10.1093/dnares/dss015.
  • Crawford, N. G., B. C. Faircloth, J. E. McCormack, R. T. Brumfield, K. Winker and T. C. Glenn. 2012.  More than 1000 ultraconserved elements provide evidence that turtles are the sister group of archosaurs.  Biology Letters. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.0331
  • Faircloth, B. C., J. E. McCormack, N. G. Crawford, M. G. Harvey, R. T. Brumfield, and T. C. Glenn. 2012.  Ultraconserved elements anchor thousands of genetic markers for target enrichment spanning multiple evolutionary timescales.  Systematic Biology. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/sys004
  • McCormack, J. E., B. C. Faircloth, N. G. Crawford, P. A. Gowaty, R. T. Brumfield, and T. C. Glenn.  2012.  Ultraconserved elements are novel phylogenomic markers that resolve placental mammal phylogeny when combined with species tree analysis.  Genome Research 22(4): 746-754. doi: 10.1101/gr.125864.111
  • Srivastava, A., K. Winker, T. I. Shaw, K. L. Jones, and T. C. Glenn. 2012. Transcriptome analysis of a North American songbird, Melospiza melodia.  DNA Research, doi:10.1093/dnares/dss015
  • Beal, M. A., T. C. Glenn, and C. M Somers. 2012. Whole genome sequencing for quantifying germline mutation frequency in humans and model species:  cautious optimism.  Mutation Research: Reviews 750(2):96-106. 
  • St. John, J. A., E. L. Braun, [42 others] T. C. Glenn, R. E. Green, and D. A. Ray. 2012. Sequencing three crocodilian genomes to illuminate the evolution of archosaurs and amniotes.  Genome Biology 13:415.
  • Kusumi, K., R. J. Kulathinal, A. Abzhanov, S. Boissinot, N. G. Crawford, B. C. Faircloth, T. C. Glenn, D. E. Janes,  J. B. Losos, D. B. Menke, S. Poe, T. J. Sanger, C. Schneider, J. Stapley, J. Wade, J. Wilson-Rawls. 2011. Developing a community-based genetic nomenclature for anole lizards. BMC Genomics 12:554. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-554.
  • Alföldi, J., [42 others] T. C. Glenn, C. J. Schneider, J. B. Losos, E. S. Lander, M. Breen, C. P. Ponting, K. Lindblad-Toh. 2011. The genome of the green anole lizard and a comparative analysis with birds and mammals.  Nature 477: 587-591. doi: 10.1038/nature10390.
  • Glenn, T. C. 2011. Field guide to next-generation DNA sequencers. Molecular Ecology Resources 11(5):759-769.  doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03024.x
  • Trapnell, D.W., J. L. Hamrick, K. C. Parker, K. W. Braungart, and T. C. Glenn. 2011.  Evaluating the utility of microsatellites for investigations of autopolyploid taxa.  Journal of Heredity 102(4): 473–478.  doi:10.1093/jhered/esr045
  • Tsyusko, O., T. Glenn, Y. Yi, G. Joice, K. Jones, K. Aizawa, D. Coughlin, J. Zimbrick, and T. Hinton. 2011.  Differential genetic responses to ionizing irradiation in individual families of Japanese medaka, Oryzias latipes. Mutation Research - Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis 718(1-2): 18-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.mrgentox.2010.11.001.
  • Lance, S. L., T. D. Tuberville, L. Dueck, C. Holz-Schietinger, P. L. Trosclair III, R. M. Elsey, and T. C. Glenn. 2009. Multi-year multiple paternity and mate fidelity in the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis.  Molecular Ecology 18(21): 4508-4520. Cover Photo. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04373.x
  • Miles, L. G., S. R. Isberg, T. C. Glenn, S. L. Lance, P. Dalzell, P. C. Thomson, and C. Moran. 2009. A genetic linkage map for the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus).  BMC Genomics 10:339. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-10-339 [Highly Accessed; top 100 PubMedCentral, August 2009]
  • Ma, H., P. M. Bertsch, T. C. Glenn, N. J. Kabengi, and P. L. Williams. 2009. Bioavailability and toxicity of manufactured zinc oxide nanoparticles in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28(6):1324-1330. DOI: 10.1897/08-262.1
  • Glenn, T. C., J. O. French, T. J. Heincelman, K. L. Jones, and R. H. Sawyer. 2008. Evolutionary relationships among copies of feather beta (b) keratin genes from several avian orders. Integrative and Comparative Biology 48(4):463-475. doi: 10.1093/icb/icn061
  • Glenn, T. C. and N. A. Schable. 2005.  Isolating microsatellite DNA loci. Methods in Enzymology 395:202-222.
  • Glenn, T. C., W. Stephan, and M. J. Braun. 1999.  Effects of a population bottleneck on Whooping Crane mitochondrial DNA variation.  Conservation Biology 13: 1097-1107.
  • Glenn, T. C., H. D. Dessauer, and M. J. Braun. 1998.  Characterization of microsatellite DNA loci in American alligators. Copeia 1998(3): 591-601.

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