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Leonardo Detolla, MD

Academic Title:

Visiting Research Associate

Primary Appointment:

Microbiology and Immunology

Additional Title:

Visiting Scientist/ Research Associate


10 South Pine Street

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-3909


(410) 706-8538

Education and Training

Towson University, BA, Biology, 2003

Poznan University of Medical Sciences, MD, Medicine, 2014



Leonardo DeTolla majored in Biology at Towson University in Towson, Maryland and graduated in 2003.  Following this he carried out laboratory research in cell culture of liver cells and toxicology studies in The Department of Pathology at The University of Maryland School of Medicine.  In 2014 he graduated from Poznan University of Medical Sciences and completed a number of medical externships.

University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD


Medical Training in Pediatrics


Union Hospital, Elkton, MD


Medical Training in Gynecology and Obstetrics


University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD


Medical Training in General Surgery


Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD


Medical Training in Emergency Medicine


Union Hospital, Elkton, MD


Medical Training in Internal Medicine


Dr. Hsu’s Primary Care Clinic, Elkton, MD


Medical Training in the Outpatient Clinic-Family Medicine

In 2015 he was appointed as a Visiting Scientist/ Research Associate in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at The University of Maryland School of Medicine.  He has supported laboratory studies in diagnostics using direct culture techniques for bacteria, PCR and cell culture.  He is also familiar with the use of ELISA and similar assays to detect antibodies to pathogens in a range of animal species.  Most recently he has developed expertise in the operation of a germ free facility to support the use of mouse models in various microbiome studies.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Microbiome, GermFree mice, Gut-Brain interactions

Highlighted Publications

One Health at The University of Maryland, Baltimore

Contel, CM, Hungerfold, LL, DeTolla, LN and Coksaygan, T

University of Maryland School of Medicine, Comparative Medicine Program and Departments

of Epidemiology, Public Health and Pathology

Presented at the National Meeting of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, 2014

Lab Techniques and Equipment

1. Tissue culture

2. Operate and maintain laboratory equipment

3. Support production of monoclonal antibodies

4. PCR, ELISA and other immunoassays

5. Inventory media, supplies and request ordering as needed

6. Project support as neeeded