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Diego Diel

Diego Diel


Assistant Professor

Office Building

Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory



Mailing Address

Animal Disease Research 118
Animal Disease Research-Box 2175
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


My research interests are to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying virus-host interactions, focusing on the mechanisms underlying viral immune evasion that contribute to virus virulence and disease pathogenesis. My goal in studying virus-host interactions is to translate the basic knowledge generated with this research into improved vaccines and/or vaccine vectors for disease prevention and control. Other applied virology research interests include: (i) livestock feed biosecurity, and (ii) diagnostic assay and reagent development.


DVM, Federal University of Santa Maria
MS, Federal University of Santa Maria
PhD, Federal University of Santa Maria

Academic Interests/Expertise

Molecular Virology
Vaccine Development

Specialty Area

  • Virology

Creative Activities

Current Year Peer Reviewed Manuscripts:
Joshi, L.R., Bauermann, F.V., Hain, K.S., Kutish, G.F., Armién, A.G., Lehman, C.P., Regg Neiger, Afonso, C.L., Tripathy, D.N., Diel, D.G. Detection of fowlpox virus carrying distinct genome segments of reticuloendotheliosis virus. Virus Research, Oct 22. pii: S0168-1702(18)30556-2. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2018.10.017. [Epub ahead of print]

Fernandes, M.H.V., Maggioli, M.F., Joshi, L.R., Clement, T., Faccin, T.C., Rauh, R., Bauermann, F.V., Diel, D.G. 2018. Pathogenicity and cross-reactive immune responses of a historical and a contemporary Senecavirus A strains in pigs. Virology, Sep;522:147-157. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2018.06.003.

Dee, S., Bauermann, F.V., Niederwerder, M., Singrey, A. Clement, T., de Lima, M., Long, C., Patterson, G., Sheehan, M., Stoian, A., Petrovan, V., Jones, C., de Jong, J., Ji, J., Spronk, G., Hennings, J., Zimmerman, J., Rowland, R.R., Nelson, E., Sundberg, P., Diel, D.G. 2018. Survival of viral pathogens in animal feed ingredients under transboundary shipping models. PLOS One, Mar 20;13(3):e0194509. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194509. eCollection 2018.

Estima-Silva, P., Oliveira, P.A., Coelho, A.C.B., Echenique, J.V.Z., Marcolongo-Pereira, C., de Lima, M., Diel, D.G., Schild, A.L. Identification of equine herpesvirus type 1 as cause of abortion in mares in Southern Brazil. Accepted. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Science. March 2018.

Maggioli, M.F., Lawson, S., de Lima, M., Joshi, L.R., Faccin, T.C., Bauermann, F.V., Diel, D.G. 2018. Adaptive immune responses following Senecavirus A infection in pigs. Journal of Virology, Jan 17;92(3). pii: e01717-17. doi: 10.1128/JVI.01717-17.