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Viviana Parreño, PhD

Research Scientist
Viviana Parreno
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

MS, Statistics and Biometrics, 2021
Thesis under evaluation

School of Agronomic Science
University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ph​D,​ Veterinary Virology and Immunology, 2002
School of Veterinary Science
University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Diploma in Biochemistry, 1995

University of Morón

Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Virology—immunology
  • Animal rotavirus, coronavirus, and norovirus epidemiology
  • Development and statistical validation of animal models for viral infection and disease, including the validation of a guinea pig model adopted as the official quality control for cattle vaccine potency testing in Argentina (SENASA Animal Health sanitary resol. 598.​12)
  • Development of llama-derived nanobodies against rotavirus, norovirus, rabies, BVDV, H1N1 influenza, MRCV, and COVID-19
  • Development of chicken egg yolk antibodies as passive immune therapy to prevent neonatal calf diarrhea (BIONNOVO IgY DNT); and COVID-19

2021-present
Research Scientist

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

August 2019
Member, chairman committee

Institute of Virology and Technology, the INTA CONICET unit formed by the Virology Institute and INCUINTA
Selected to represent INCUINTA researchers by internal election

Scientific Coordinator
INCUINTA: Incubator of Biotechnological Platforms
Center of investigation in veterinary and agronomic science (CICV y A - INTA)

2016-present
INTA Referent Researcher

2015-present
CONICET Independent Researcher

2010-2015
CONICET Associate Researcher

2009-2016
Coordinator of I&D&i

INCUINTA: Incubator of Biotechnological Platforms
CICV y A-INTA

2003-2016
Researcher, Virology Institute, CICV y A-INTA

CONICET Coordination of the Enteric Viral Laboratory
2007-2010, Assistant Researcher, coordination of the module neonatal calf diarrhea

1999-2002​
PhD Student, Virology Institute - CICV y A-INTA

National Research Council (CONICET) internal PhD fellowship
Thesis title: Study of systemic and mucosal immune responses against rotavirus in experimentally infected calves and the role of maternal antibodies in its modulation

1997-1998
Visiting Scientist, Food Animal Health Research Program


Scientific collaboration between INTA and OSU

Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
The Ohio State University
Wooster, Ohio

1992-1997
Undergraduate student researcher

Virology Institute - CICV y A-INTA
Undergraduate student project for the study of viral diseases of horses
Role: technical assistance in research, diagnosis and vaccine development