Michael V. Bowie

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director- Community Engagement and Diversity Outreach

Department of Comparative, Diagnostic, and Population Medicine
mbowie@ufl.eduDr. Michael V. Bowie
PO Box 100123
2015 SW 16th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32610-0123
(352) 294-8954
Fax: (352) 294-8608


  • PhD, University of Florida, 1997
  • MS, Penn State University, 1992
  • BS, Morgan State University, 1987

Professional Experience

  • Director of Recruitment, Retention and Multicultural Affairs, College of Education, University of Florida
  • Executive Director, Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Inc.
  • Director, UF High-Risk Delinquent and Dependent Youth Educational Project
  • Director, UF College Reach-Out Project
  • Assistant Director for the Veterinary Investigations Office for the Kingdom of Swaziland

Honors and Awards

  • Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society, Morgan State University
  • Skull and Bones Senior Honorary Society, Penn State University
  • Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary, University of Florida (Inducted 1994)
  • Outstanding Student Award, University of Florida, 1995
  • University of Florida Hall of Fame, Inducted 1995
  • Who’s Who Among Universities and Colleges, Morgan State University 1996 and University of Florida 1994
  • Honored by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. with The Michael V. Bowie Scholarship, University of Florida, 2000
  • Outstanding Advisor, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc., 2000
  • Received the Key to the City of Miami (2005), Chicago (2005), and Detroit (2007)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Parasitology
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Tick and Tick-borne Diseases
  • Rickettsial Diseases


  • Simbi, B.H., Bowie, M.V., McGuire, T.C., Barbet, A.F. and S.M. Mahan. Evaluation of E. ruminantium Genes in DBA/2 Mice as Potential DNA Vaccine Candidates for Control of Heartwater. Annals of New York Academy of Sciences, 1078:424-37 (2006).
  • Barbet, A.F., Meeus, P.F., Bélanger, M., Bowie, M.V., Yi, J., Lundgren, A.M., Alleman, A.R., Wong, S.J., Chu, F.K., Munderloh, U.G., and S.D, Jauron.  Expression of multiple outer membrane protein sequence variants from a single genomic locus of Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Infection and Immunity 71(4):1706-18 (2003).
  • Bowie, M.V., De la Fuenta, J., Kocan, K.M., Blouin, E.F., and A.F. Barbet.  Conservation of Major Surface Protein 1 Genes of Anaplasma marginale During Cyclic Transmission Between Ticks and Cattle.  Gene, 282:95-102 (2002).
  • Bélanger, M.,  Sorenson, H.L., France, M.K., Bowie, M.V., Barbet, A.F., Breitschwerdt, E.B. and A.R. Alleman. Comparison of Serological Detection Methods for the Diagnosis of Ehrlichia canis Infections in Dogs.  Journal of Clinical Microbiology 40(9):3506-8 (2002).
  • Alleman, A.R., McSherry, L.J., Barbet, A.F., Breitschwerdt, E.B., Sorenson, H.L., Bowie, M.V., and M. Bélanger. Recombinant Major Antigenic Protein 2 of Ehrlichia canis: A Potential Diagnostic Tool. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 39:2494-2499 (2001).
  • Viseshakul, N., Kamper, S., Bowie, M.V., and A.F. Barbet.  Sequence and Expression Analysis of a Surface Antigen Gene Family of the Rickettsia Anaplasma marginale.  Gene, 253:45-53 (2000).
  • Alleman, A.R., Barbet, A.F., Bowie, M.V., Sorenson, H.L., Wong, S.J., and M. Bélanger.  Expression of a Gene Encoding the Major Antigenic Protein 2-Homolog of Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Potential Application for Serodiagnosis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 38:3705-3709 (2000).
  • Bowie, M.V., Reddy, G.R., Semu, S.M., Mahan, S.M., and A.F. Barbet.  Potential Value of Major Antigenic Protein 2 for Serological Diagnosis of Heartwater and Related Ehrlichial Infections.  Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology, 6(2):209-215 (1999).
  • Mahan, S.M., McGuire, T.C., Semu, S.M., Bowie, M.V., Jongejan, F., Rurangirwa, F.R., and A.F. Barbet.  Molecular Cloning of a Gene Encoding the Immunogenic 21 kDa Protein of Cowdria ruminantium.  Microbiology 140: 2135-2142 (1994).