About the Authors

Sandra J. Laney, Caitlin J. Buttaro, Sabato Visconti, Nils Pilotte, Steven A. Williams
Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Sabato Visconti
Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

Reda M. R. Ramzy
National Nutrition Institute, Cairo, Egypt

Gary J. Weil
Infectious Disease Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Steven A. Williams
Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Slaney@smith.edu

Competing Interests

One of the authors of this manuscript, Dr. Gary Weil, is on the Editorial Board of this journal as an Editorial Advisor.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SL RR GW SW. Performed the experiments: SL CB SV NP. Analyzed the data: SL CB SV NP. Wrote the paper: SL. Edited and revised the manuscript: RR GW SW. Edited the manuscript: NP.