About the Authors

Paul W Denton

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Jacob D Estes

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Zhifeng Sun

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Florence A Othieno

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Bangdong L Wei

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Anja K Wege

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Daniel A Powell

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Deborah Payne

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Ashley T Haase

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

J. Victor Garcia

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: victor.garcia@utsouthwestern.edu

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

PWD, JDE, ATH, and JVG planned the project, designed experiments, carried out experiments, analyzed data, and wrote the manuscript. DP designed the analysis of viral loads in humanized mice and supervised their performance. ZS, FAO, BLW, AKW, and DAP carried out experiments and collected, analyzed, and discussed data.