Pablo Pineyro

Education & Certifications  

Doctor of Philosophy, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2015
Residence in Anatomic Pathology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2014
Doctor in Veterinary Science (PhD), Veterinary Pathology and Epidemiology, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, 2012
Master of Veterinary Science, Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2010
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, 1999


VDPAM 455 - Diagnostic Laboratory Practicum

Research Focus & Interests  

Dr Pineyro’ s primary research focus is in diagnostic assay development and basic pathogenesis of viral infectious disease that affect swine production systems. His current projects include Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) host pathogen interaction and development of diagnostic assay and pathogenesis of Senecavirus A (SVA).  Dr Pineyro has previous and ongoing collaborative projects on Porcine Circovirus Type 1 (PCV1), Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2), and Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV).

Honors & Awards  

Charles Louis Davis, D.V.M. Foundation award for the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology, 2012 Scholarship Award in Veterinary Pathology.
​Young Scientific, IX National Meeting of Swine Production, Argentina, 2008.
Young Scientific Scholarship, International Symposium on Emerging and Re-emerging Pig Disease, Poland, 2007.
Young Scientific, International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS), Denmark, 2006.


American Society for American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV)
American Society for Virology (ASV)
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD)
American Association of Microbiologists (ASM)

Selected Publications  

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Zhang J, Piñeyro P, Chen Q, Zheng Y, Li G, Rademacher C, Derscheid R, Guo B, Yoon KJ, Madson D, Gauger P, Schwartz K, Harmon K, Linhares D, Main R. ull-Length Genome Sequences of Senecavirus A from Recent Idiopathic Vesicular Disease Outbreaks in U.S. Swine. Genome Announc. 2015 Nov 12;3(6). pii: e01270-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01270-15.

Pablo E. Piñeyro, Scott P. Kenney, Luis G. Giménez-Lirola, Tanja Opriessnig, Debin Tiana, Lynn Heffron, and Xiang-Jin Meng. Evaluation of the use of non-pathogenic porcine circovirus type 1 as a vaccine delivery virus vector to express antigenic epitopes of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. Virus Research. 2015 Nov 7;213:100-108.

Piñeyro PE, Kenney SP, Giménez-Lirola LG, Heffron CL, Matzinger SR, Opriessnig T, Meng XJ. Expression of antigenic epitopes of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) in a modified live-attenuated porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) vaccine virus (PCV1-2a) as a potential bivalent vaccine against both PCV2 and PRRSV. Virus Research. 2015;210:154-164

Subramaniam S., Piñeyro P.E., Tian D., Overend C., Yugo D.H., Matzinger S., Rogers A., Haac M.E.C., Cao Q., Heffron L., Catanzaro N., Kenney S., Huang Y., Meng X.J.  In vivo targeting of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus antigen through DC-SIGN to dendritic cells elicits antigen-specific CD4 T cell immunity. Vaccine. 2014 Nov 28;32 (50):6768-75.

Huang YW, Dickerman AW, Piñeyro P, Li L, Fang L, Kiehne R, Opriessnig T, Meng XJ. 2013. Origin, evolution, and genotyping of emergent porcine epidemic diarrhea virus strains in the United States. mBio 4(5):00737-13. doi:10.1128/mBio.00737-13.

Piñeyro P, Zhou X, Orfe LH, Friel PJ, Lahmers K, Call DR. Development of two animal models to study the function of Vibrio parahaemolyticus type III secretion systems. Infection and immunity 2010;78(11):4551-9.