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Jenny Maloney
Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Laboratory
Research Microbiologist

Phone: (301) 504-8750
Fax: (301) 504-6608

BLDG 173 BARC-EAST
BELTSVILLE, MD 20705

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Projects
Detection and Characterization of Zoonotic and Emerging Parasites Affecting Food Safety and Public Health
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 439556

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Enhanced detection of Giardia duodenalis mixed assemblage infections in pre-weaned dairy calves using next generation sequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hublin, J.S., Maloney, J.G., George, N.S., Molokin, A., Lombard, J.E., Urie, N.J., Shivley, C., Santin, M. 2022. Enhanced detection of Giardia duodenalis mixed assemblage infections in pre-weaned dairy calves using next generation sequencing. Veterinary Parasitology. 304:109702. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2022.109702.
A hybrid sequencing and assembly strategy for generating culture free Giardia genomes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maloney, J.G., Molokin, A., Solano Aguilar, G., Dubey, J.P., Santin, M. 2022. A hybrid sequencing and assembly strategy for generating culture free Giardia genomes. Current Research in Microbial Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crmicr.2022.100114.
Molecular detection and characterization of Blastocystis sp. and Enterocytozoon bieneusi in cattle in Northern Spain Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abarca, N., Santin, M., Maloney, J.G., George, N.S., Molokin, A., Cardona, G., Sashti, A., Köster, P., Bailo, B., Hernández-De-Mingo, M., Muadica, A.S., Calero-Bernal, R., Carmena, D. 2021. Molecular detection and characterization of Blastocystis sp. and Enterocytozoon bieneusi in cattle in Northern Spain. Veterinary Sciences. https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci8090191.
Investigation of neglected protists Blastocystis and Dientamoeba fragilis in immunocompetent and immunodeficient diarrheal patients using both conventional and molecular methods Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sarzhanov, F., Dogruman-All, F., Santin, M., Maloney, J.G., Gureser, A.S., Karasartova, D., Taylan-Ozkan, A. 2021. Investigation of neglected protists Blastocystis and Dientamoeba fragilis in immunocompetent and immunodeficient diarrheal patients using both conventional and molecular methods. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 15(10):e0009779. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0009779.
Identification of multiple Blastocystis subtypes in domestic animals from Colombia using amplicon-based next generation sequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Higuera, A., Herrera, G., Jimenez, P., Garcia, D.J., Pulido, M., Bulla, D.M., Pinilla, J.C., Moreno, A., Maloney, J.G., Santin, M., Ramirez, J.D. 2021. Identification of multiple Blastocystis subtypes in domestic animals from Colombia using amplicon-based next generation sequencing. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2021.732129.
Wide genetic diversity of Blastocystis in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from Maryland, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maloney, J.G., Jang, Y., Molokin, A., George, N.S., Santin, M. 2021. Wide genetic diversity of Blastocystis in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from Maryland, USA. Microorganisms. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9061343.
Mind the gap: new full-length sequences of Blastocystis subtypes generated via Oxford Nanopore Minion sequencing allow for comparisons between full-length and partial sequences of the small subunit of the ribosomal RNA gene Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maloney, J.G., Santin, M. 2021. Mind the gap: new full-length sequences of Blastocystis subtypes generated via Oxford Nanopore Minion sequencing allow for comparisons between full-length and partial sequences of the small subunit of the ribosomal RNA gene. Microorganisms. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9050997.
Next generation sequencing reveals widespread presence of human-pathogenic Blastocystis subtypes in chickens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maloney, J.G., Da Cunha, M., Molokin, A., Cury, M.C., Santin, M. 2021. Next generation sequencing reveals widespread presence of human-pathogenic Blastocystis subtypes in chickens. Veterinary Parasitology. 12:2219-2231. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-021-07170-3.
Next-generation sequencing reveals wide genetic diversity of Blastocystis subtypes in chickens including potentially zoonotic subtypes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maloney, J.G., Da Cunha, M.J., Molokin, A., Cury, M.C., Santin, M. 2021. Next-generation sequencing reveals wide genetic diversity of Blastocystis subtypes in chickens including potentially zoonotic subtypes. Parasitology Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-021-07170-3.
An Illumina MiSeq based amplicon sequencing method for the detection of mixed parasite infections using the Blastocystis SSU rRNA gene as an example Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Maloney, J.G., George, N.S., Molokin, A., Santin, M. 2021. An Illumina MiSeq based amplicon sequencing method for the detection of mixed parasite infections using the Blastocystis SSU rRNA gene as an example. Methods in Molecular Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-1681-9_5.
Occurrence and genetic diversity of protist parasites in captive non-human primates, zookeepers, and free-living sympatric rats in the Córdoba Zoo Conservation Centre, southern Spain Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Koster, P., Dashti, A., Bailo, B., Muadica, A.S., Maloney, J.G., Santin, M., Chicharro, C., Miguelanez, S., Nieto, F.J., Cano-Terriza, D., Garcia-Bocanegra, I., Guerra, R., Ponce-Gordo, F., Calero-Bernal, R. 2021. Occurrence and genetic diversity of protist parasites in captive non-human primates, zookeepers, and free-living sympatric rats in the Córdoba Zoo Conservation Centre, southern Spain. Animals. 11(3):700. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11030700.
How to live in a dysbiosed environment: gut microbiota profiling in patients with co-occurrence of Blastocystis and Clostridioides difficile Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vega, L., Herrera, G., Muñoz, M., Patarroyo, M.A., Maloney, J.G., Santin, M., Ramirez, J.D. 2021. How to live in a dysbiosed environment: gut microbiota profiling in patients with co-occurrence of Blastocystis and Clostridioides difficile. Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0248185.
Use of Oxford Nanopore MinION to generate full-length sequences of the Blastocystis small subunit (SSU) rRNA gene Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maloney, J.G., Molokin, A., Santin, M. 2020. Use of Oxford Nanopore MinION to generate full-length sequences of the Blastocystis small subunit (SSU) rRNA gene. Parasites & Vectors. 13(1):595. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04484-6.
Assessment of next generation amplicon sequencing of the beta-giardin gene for the detection of Giardia duodenalis assemblages and mixed infections Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maloney, J.G., Molokin, A., Santin, M. 2020. Assessment of next generation amplicon sequencing of the beta-giardin gene for the detection of Giardia duodenalis assemblages and mixed infections. Food and Waterborne Parasitology. 21:e00098. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fawpar.2020.e00098.
Blastocystis in domesticated and wild mammals and birds Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hublin, J., Maloney, J.G., Santin, M. 2020. Blastocystis in domesticated and wild mammals and birds. Research in Veterinary Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rvsc.2020.09.031.
Blastocystis subtype distribution in domestic and captive wild birds from Brazil using next generation amplicon sequencing Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maloney, J.G., Molokin, A., Cury, M.C., Santin, M., Da Cunha, M.J. 2020. Blastocystis subtype distribution in domestic and captive wild birds from Brazil using next generation amplicon sequencing. Parasite Epidemiology and Control. 9:e00138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.parepi.2020.e00138.
Use of next generation amplicon sequencing to study Blastocystis genetic diversity in a rural human population from Mexico Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rojas-Velazquez, L., Maloney, J.G., Molokin, A., Moran, P., Vazquez-Serrano, A., Gonzalez, E., Perez-Juarez, H., Ximenez, C., Santin, M. 2019. Use of next generation amplicon sequencing to study Blastocystis genetic diversity in a rural human population from Mexico. Parasites & Vectors. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3814-z.
Proliferation of resident macrophages is dispensable for protection during Giardia duodenalis infections Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fink, M.Y., Maloney, J.G., Keselman, A., Li, E., Menegas, S., Jones, C., Singer, S.M. 2019. Proliferation of resident macrophages is dispensable for protection during Giardia duodenalis infections. ImmunoHorizons. 3(8):412-421. https://doi.org/10.4049/immunohorizons.1900041.