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Diego Diel

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Title Assistant Professor
Office Building Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory
Room Number 118
Mailing Address South Dakota State University
Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences
SAR 118, Box 2175
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 ultimate goal in studying virus-host interactions is to translate the basic knowledge generated with these studies into improved vaccines and/or vaccine vectores for disease prevention and control.

Academic Interests/Expertise

Molecular Virology
Vaccine Development

Creative Activities

Current Year Peer Reviewed Manuscripts:

Fernandes, M.H.V., Maggioli, M.F., Joshi, L.R., Clement, T., Faccin, T.C., Rauh, R., Bauermann, F.V., Diel, D.G. Pathogenicity and cross-reactive immune responses of a historical and a contemporary Senecavirus A strains in pigs. Accepted. Virology. June 06, 2018.

Joshi, L.R., Okda, F.O., Singrey, A., Maggioli, M.F., Faccin, T.C., Fernandes, M.H.V., Hain, K.S., Dee, S., Bauermann, F.V., Nelson, E.A., Diel, D.G. Passive immunity to porcine epidemic diarrhea virus following immunization of pregnant gilts with a recombinant Orf virus vector expressing the spike protein. Accepted. Archives of Virology. April 2018.

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.

Specialty Area

  • Virology


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