InstructorJordan Bird

Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Office: 526-6000 Ext. 24915 – Cancer Institute; CI 9108


I completed my dissertation in the Microbiology department at the University of Tennessee in 2017. I have developed skills in molecular -omic, multi-omic integration, bioinformatics, and data analysis. Much of my prior work has fallen within the fields of microbial ecology, evolution, and biogeochemistry. Since joining the new UAMS Bioinformatics Core I have been able to apply my skills to help many biomedical researchers at UAMS and beyond. Working alongside our director Stephanie Byrum, the core performs a variety of system-level analyses and serves as a resource for UAMS investigators as well as the broader research community. Our mission is to keep our investigators on the cutting edge of biomedical research and publish tools that push scientific inquiries to new heights.

Selected Publications:

Bird JT, Tague E, Zinke L, Schmidt JM, Steen AD, Reese BK, Marshall I, Webster G, Weightman A, Castro H, Campagna SR, Lloyd KG. 2019. Uncultured microbial phyla suggest mechanisms for multi-thousand-year subsistence in Baltic Sea sediments. mBio 10:e02376-18. doi:10.1128/mBio.02376-18.

Bird JT, Baker BJ, Probst AJ, Podar M, Lloyd KG. Culture independent genomic comparisons reveal environmental adaptations for Altiarchaeales. Front Microbiol. 2016;7:1221. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01221