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Fabio Del Piero, Professor of Pathology in Pathobiology, is a tenured faculty member at Louisiana State University. His research activity includes the study of the pathogenesis of infectious diseases, oncology and comparative pathology.

Recent studies have been focusing on zoonotic viral and bacterial agents such as West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis virus, Zika virus, Herpesviruses, Rickettsial diseases, and Yersinia pestis and Klebsiella pneumoniae pneumonia models. He is internationally renowned for his expertise in equine pathology and, in general, large animal pathology, but his collection of lectures includes numerous other species, including pets, alligators and aquatic organisms.

He has more than 30 years of expertise in the field of pathology and veterinary medicine. He is the author and coauthor of approximately 110 peer reviewed publications, 90 abstracts, 4 books and several book chapters. The books include an atlas of equine pathology and an atlas of bovine pathology. In 2003 he received the Ljudevit Jurak Award for his studies and teaching in the field of comparative pathology. He received more than 120 invitations as a speaker at meetings and various national and international institutions. He is a member of the board of directors and Vice-president Senior of the Davis-Thompson foundation for the study, practice and teaching of comparative pathology and veterinary medicine and 20 years overseas member of the British veterinary research club. He served in several ACVP committees and editorial boards and he was the program chair of the 2009 ACVP meeting. He is a member of three Phi Zeta chapters, Cornell University (alfa), PennVet (beta), LSU (tau). Fabio Del Piero was born in Trieste. His maternal ancestry is originally from Cherso (Kres) Dalmatia, and his paternal ancestry is Italian and Slovenian.