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Ricardo G. Maggi, MS, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

Office: 919.513.8273
Lab: Vector Borne Disease Diagnostics
Lab Phone: 919.513.8279

Co-Director Vector-Borne Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory
Molecular microbiologist with more than 10 years of experience in the characterization of intracellular and vector-borne pathogens
Golden Key National Honor Society Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement and Excellence- Honor Member 1998
Published more than 87 peer-reviewed manuscripts including scientific and clinical-case reports
Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez, PR, 2000
MS, University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez, PR, 1993
Licentiate in Chemistry – Universidad Nacional de Cordoba –Cordoba, Argentina, 1988
  • 2011. Bartonella spp bacteremia in high-risk patients.Maggi RG, Mozayeni R, Pultorak EL, Hegarty BC, Bradley JM, Correa M, Breitschwerdt EB. | Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 71: 430-437.
  • 2010. Borrelia species in Ixodes affinis and Ixodes scapularis ticks collected from the Costal Plain of North Carolina.Maggi RG, Reichelt S, Toliver M, Engber B. | Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases. 1: 168-171.
  • 2009. Bartonella Endocarditis: A Pathology Shared by Animal Reservoirs and Patients.Chomel BB, Kasten RW, Williams C, Wey AC, Henn JB, Maggi R, Carrasco S, Mazet J, Boulouis HJ, Maillard R, Breitschwerdt EB. | Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1166: 120–126.
  • 2009. Isolation of Candidatus Bartonella melophagi from Human Blood.Maggi RG, Kosoy M, Mintzer M, Breitschwerdt EB. | Emerging Inf. Dis. 15:66-68.
  • 2008. Bartonella henselae in captive and hunter harvested beluga (Delphinapterus leucas).Maggi RG, Raverty SA, Lester SJ, Huff DG, Haulena M, Ford SL, Nielsen O, Robinson JH, Breitschwerdt EB. | J wild dis. 44: 871-877.
  • 2006. A Bartonella vinsonii berkhoffii typing scheme based upon 16S-23S ITS and Pap31 sequences from dog, coyote, gray fox, and human isolates.Maggi RG, Bosen A, Brown J, Chomel B, Hegarty BC, Breitschwerdt EB. | Mol. Cell. Probe; 20: 128-134.
  • 2005. Bartonella henselae in porpoise blood.Maggi RG, Harms CA, Hohn AA, Pabst DA, McLellan WA, Walton WJ, Rotstein DS, Breitschwerdt EB. | Emerging Inf. Dis. 11:1894-1898.
  • 2005 Isolation of bacteriophages from Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii and the characterization of Pap31 gene sequences from bacterial and phage DNA.Maggi RG, Breitschwerdt EB. | J. Mol. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 9:44-51.
  • 2005. Potential limitations of the 16S-23S rRNA intergenic region for molecular detection of Bartonella species.Maggi RG, Breitschwerdt EB. | J. Clin. Microbiol. 43:1171-1176.
  • 2005. Novel chemically defined liquid medium for the growth, as single or composed culture, and the primary isolation of Bartonella species from blood and body fluids.Maggi RG, Duncan AB, Breitschwerdt EB. | J. Clin.Microbiol. 43:2651-2655.
  • 2014. Comparison between serological and molecular panels for the diagnosis of vector-borne infectious diseases in dogs.Maggi RG, Birkenheuer AJ, Hegarty BC, Bradley JM, Levy MG, Breitschwerdt EB. | Parasites and Vectors 0.379861111
  • Novel Hemotropic Mycoplasma species in White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus).Maggi RG, Chitwood MC, Kennedy-Stoskopf S, DePerno CS. 2013. | Comparative Immunology, Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. 36:607-611.
  • Infection with hemotropic Mycoplasma sp. in people with and without extensive arthropod and animal contact.Maggi RG, Compton SM, Trull CL, Mascarelli PE, Mozayeni BR, Breitschwerdt EB. 2013. | J. Clin. Microbiol. 51:3237-3241.
  • 2013. Co-infection with Anaplasma platys, Bartonella henselae and Candidatus Mycoplasma haematoparvum in a veterinarian.Maggi RG, Mascarelli PE, Havenga LN, Naidoo V, Breitschwerdt EB. | Parasites and Vectors. 6:.98.
  • 2013. Bartonella henselae bacteremia in a mother and son potentially associated with tick exposure.Maggi RG, Ericson M, Mascarelli PE, Bradley JM, Breitschwerdt EB. | Parasites and Vectors. 6:.101.
  • 2012. Bartonella henselae, Bartonella koehlerae and Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii bacteremia in rheumatic patients from a Lyme disease endemic region.Maggi RG, Mozayeni BR, Pultorak EL, Hegarty BC, Bradley JM, Correa, Breitschwerdt EB. | EID, 18: 783-791.
  • (2008) Bartonella species detection in captive, stranded and free-ranging cetaceans.Harms CA, Maggi RG, Breitschwerdt EB, Clemons-Chevis CL, Solangi M, Rotstein DS, Fair PA, Hansen LJ, Hohn AA, Lovewell GN, McLellan WA, Pabst DA, Rowles TK, Schwacke LH, Townsend FI, Wells RS. | Vet Res 39:59:00