About the Authors

Graham F Hatfull, Marisa L Pedulla, Deborah Jacobs-Sera, Pauline M Cichon, Michael E Ford, Rebecca M Gonda, Jennifer M Houtz, Andrew J Hryckowian, Vanessa A Kelchner, Swathi Namburi, Kostandin V Pajcini, Donald T Schleicher, Brian Z Simanek, Alexis L Smith, Gina M Zdanowicz, Craig L Peebles, Jeffrey G Lawrence, Roger W Hendrix
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Graham F Hatfull, Marisa L Pedulla, Deborah Jacobs-Sera, Pauline M Cichon, Michael E Ford, Rebecca M Gonda, Jennifer M Houtz, Andrew J Hryckowian, Vanessa A Kelchner, Swathi Namburi, Kostandin V Pajcini, Donald T Schleicher, Brian Z Simanek, Alexis L Smith, Gina M Zdanowicz, Craig L Peebles, Jeffrey G Lawrence, Roger W Hendrix
Pittsburgh Bacteriophage Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Amy Foley
Hampton High School, Allison Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Mark G Popovich
Lincoln High School, Elwood City, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Vanaja Kumar
Tuberculosis Research Center, ICMR, Chetpet, Chennai, India

William R Jacobs Jr.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

William R Jacobs Jr.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

gfh@pitt.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

GFH, WRJ, JGL, and RWH conceived and designed the experiments. MLP, PMC, AF, MEF, RMG, JMH, AJH, VAK, SN, KVP, MGP, DTS, BZS, ALS, and GMZ performed the experiments. GFH, MLP, DJS, PMC, AF, MEF, RMG, JMH, AJH, VAK, SN, KVP, MGP, DTS, BZS, ALS, GMZ, VK, CLP, JGL, and RWH analyzed the data. PMC, AF, RMG, JMH, AJH, VAK, SN, KVP, MGP, DTS, BZS, ALS, GMZ, VK, and JGL contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. GFH, MLP, DJS, CLP, WRJ, JGL, and RWH wrote the paper.