Gustavo A. Delhon , Ph.D.

BSL3 Core Facility Director
School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
203 VBS, East Campus
Lincoln, NE 68583-0905
Phone: 402-472-8538
Fax: 402-472-9690

Professional Positions

Director of the UNL BSL3 Core Facility

Selected Publications

Delhon, G., M. P. Moraes, Z. Lu, C.L. Afonso, E. F. Flores, R. Weiblen, G.F. Kutish, and D. L. Rock. The genome of bovine herpesvirus type 5. J. Virol. 77:10339-10347, 2003.

Delhon, G., E. Tulman, C.Afonso, Z. Lu, A. de la Concha-Bermejillo, H. D. Lehmkuhl, M. E. Piccone, G. F. Kutish, and D.L. Rock. Genomes of parapoxviruses Orf virus and Bovine papular stomatitis virus. J. Virol. 78:168-177, 2004.

Uzal, F.A.; G. Delhon, P.R. Murcia, M. De las Heras, L. Lujan, M.E. Fernandez Miyakawa, W.E. Morris, and M.J. Gonzalez. Ovine pulmonary adenomatosis in Patagonia, Argentina. Vet. Res. Commun. 28:159-170, 2004.

Carrillo, C., E. R. Tulman, G. Delhon, Z. Lu, A. Carreno, A. Vagnozzi, G.F. Kutish, and D.L. Rock. Comparative genomics of foot-and-mouth disease virus. J. Virol. 79:6487-6504, 2005.
Afonso, C. L., G. Delhon, E. R. Tulman, Z. Lu, A. Zsak, V. M. Becerra, G. F. Kutish, and D.L. Rock. Genome of Deerpox Virus. J. Virol. 79: 966-977, 2005.

Murcia, P., G. Delhon, , M. Vilas, M. Gonzalez. M.F. Miyakawa, W. Morris, and F.A. Uzal.  An outbreak of malignant schwannoma in cattle. Vet. Rec. (in press), 2008.

G. Delhon, E. R. Tulman, C. L. Afonso,  Z. Lu, J.J. Becnel, B. A. Moser, G. F. Kutish, and D.L. Rock. Genome of Invertebrate iridescent virus type 3 (mosquito iridescent virus). J. Virol. 80: 8439-8449, 2006.

Afonso, C. L., E. R. Tulman, G. Delhon, Z. Lu,  G.J Viljoen, D.B. Wallace, G. F. Kutish, and D.L. Rock. Genome of crocodilepox virus. J. Virol. 80:4978-4991, 2006.

Tulman,E.R., G. Delhon,  C.L. Afonso, Z. Lu, L. Zsack, N.T. Sandybaev, U.Z. Kerembekova, V. L. Zaitsev, G.F. Kutish, and D.L. Rock. Genome of horsepox virus. J. Virol. 80: 9244-9258, 2006.

Balinsky, C.; G. Delhon, C. Afonso, G.R. Risatti, M.V. Borca, R.A. French, E.R. Tulman, and D.L. Rock. Sheepox virus kelch-like gene SPPV-019 affects virus virulence. J. Virol. 81:11392-11401, 2007.

Balinsky, C.; G. Delhon, G. Smoliga, M. Prarat, R. A. French, S. J. Geary, D. L. Rock, and L. L. Rodriguez. 2008. Rapid preclinical detection of sheeppox virus by a Real-Time PCR assay. J. Clin. Microbiol. 46:438-442.

A Nuclear Inhibitor of NF-κB Encoded by a Poxvirus. 2010. D.G. Diel, S. Luo, G. Delhon, Y. Peng, E.F. Flores, D.L. Rock. J. Virol. (In Press).

A novel inhibitor of the NF-κB signaling pathway encoded by the parapoxvirus orf virus. 2010. Diel, D.G.; G. Delhon; S. Luo; E.F. Flores; and D. Rock. J. Virol. 84: 3962-3973. [Included in Spotlights of the issue].


DVM: University of Buenos Aires, 1980.

Research Fellowship, National Council for Scientific and Technical Research, Buenos Aires, 1981.

MSc.: University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Major: Virology; Veterninary Sc.), 1990.

PhD: University of Nebraska Medical Center (Major: Virology; Veterninary Sc.), 1996.

MSc in Tertiary Education, University of Buenos Aires, 1998.

Research Interests

Research focuses on poxviral infections, including functional genomics of animal poxviruses and pathogenesis of orf (a worldwide poxviral disease of sheep) and sheeppox (an exotic disease of sheep that shares important clinical and epidemiological features with smallpox).

Studies will determine the roles in disease of a unique set of orf virus genes potentially involved in virus virulence and host-range.