DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP
Professor of Veterinary Pathology
at Louisiana State University



  • PhD – Pathogenesis of zoonotic arboviruses, University of Turin, 2003
  • DVM – University of Milan



Full professor of pathology tenure track and chief of the molecular pathology laboratory – Louisiana State University, January 2012 – current

Department of Pathobiology – School of Veterinary Medicine of University of Pennsylvania, 1999 – 2011            



Comparative Pathology Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Pathology Molecular Pathology.



Comparative Pathology Infectious diseases Diagnostic Pathology Molecular Pathology.



  • 2016 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2015 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2014 Lifetime Honorary Member of The Italian Association of Veterinary Pathologists
  • 2014 Lifetime Honorary Member of The Italian Society of Veterinary Sciences
  • 2014 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2009 Barbara Jean Thompson Service Award
  • 2003 Ljudevit Jurak Comparative Pathology Award
  • 2000 The Outstanding Young Person



Book, Textbook Chapter:
Equine pathology, Del Piero, Fabio, 2015, Publisher:

  • Diseases of the Eye and Ear, Langohr, Ingeborg, 2014, Publisher: Wiley and Blackwell, Pages: 451-470


Journal Article, Academic Journal:

  • Zebra-borne neurotropic equid herpesvirus 1 meningoencephalitis in a Thomson’s gazelle ( Eudorcas thomsonii)., Sakaguchi, K; Kim, K; Langohr, Ingeborg; Wise, A; Maes, R; Pirie, G; Yanai, T; Haridy, M; Gaschen, Lorrie; Del Piero, Fabio, 2017, Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation , Volume: 29, Number: 4, Pages: 548–556
  • Pathology in Practice. Granulosa cell tumor in a Mongolian gerbil., Malbrue, R; Arsuaga, C; Jay, A; Smith, N; Dehghanpir, S; Kawabata, A; Grasperge, Britton; Del Piero, Fabio, 2017, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association , Volume: 250, Number: 9, Pages: 989-992
  • Intramuscular Immunization of Mice with the Live-Attenuated Herpes Simplex Virus Type-1(HSV-1) Vaccine Strain VC2 Expressing the Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) Glycoprotein D (gD) Generates Anti-EHV-1 Immune Responses in Mice, Liu, Shiliang; Stanfield, Brent; Chouljenko, Vladimir; Naidu, Shan; Langohr, Ingeborg; Del Piero, Fabio; Ferracone, Jacqueline; Roy, Alma; Kousoulas, Konstantin, 2017, Journal of Virology , Pages: JVI.02445-16
  • Tissue tropisms, infection kinetics, histologic lesions, and antibody response of the MR766 strain of Zika virus in a murine model, Kawiecki, Anna; Mayton, E.; Dutuze, M.; Goupil, Brad; Langohr, Ingeborg; Del Piero, Fabio; Christofferson, Rebecca, 2017, Virology Journal , Volume: 14, Number: 1
  • Equine Arteritis Virus has Specific Tropism for Stromal Cells and CD8<sup>+</sup> T and CD21<sup>+</sup> B Lymphocytes but not Glandular Epithelium at the Primary Site of Persistent Infection in the Stallion Reproductive Tract., Carossino, M; Loynachan, A; Canisso, I; Cook, R; Campos, J; Nam, B; Go, Y; Squires, E; Swerczek, T; Del Piero, Fabio; Bailey, E; Timoney, P, 2017, Journal of virology
  • Salmonella Enterica Serovar Pomona Infection in Farmed Juvenile American Alligators ( Alligator Mississippiensis)., Sakaguchi, K; Nevarez, Javier; Del Piero, Fabio, 2017, Veterinary pathology , Volume: 54, Number: 2, Pages: 316-319
  • Detection of equine arteritis virus by two chromogenic RNA in situ hybridization assays (conventional and RNAscope(®)) and assessment of their performance in tissues from aborted equine fetuses., Carossino, M; Loynachan, A; James MacLachlan, N; Drew, C; Shuck, K; Timoney, P; Del Piero, Fabio; Balasuriya, U, 2016, Archives of virology , Volume: 161, Number: 11, Pages: 3125-36
  • Cardiomyopathy in a harris hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus), Nevarez, Javier; Brandao, Joao; Beaufrere, Hugues ; Reynolds, Caryn; Johnson, Jimmy; Gaschen, Lorrie; Del Piero, Fabio; Tully, Thomas, 2016, Journal of the Amercian Veterinary Medical Association , Volume: 249 , Number: 2, Pages: 221-227
  • Metastatic leiomyosarcoma causing ataxia in a horse, Kawabata, A; Del Piero, Fabio; Caserto, B; Langohr, Ingeborg, 2016, Journal of Equine Veterinary Science , Volume: 43, Pages: 23-7