About the Authors

Carol A. Gilchrist

cg2p@virginia.edu

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Duza J. Baba

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Yan Zhang

Affiliation Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

Oswald Crasta

Affiliation Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

Clive Evans

Affiliation Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

Elisabet Caler

Affiliation J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Bruno W. S. Sobral

Affiliation Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

Christina B. Bousquet

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Megan Leo

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Ameilia Hochreiter

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Sarah K. Connell

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Barbara J. Mann

Affiliations Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America, Department of Microbiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

William A. Petri Jr

Affiliations Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America, Department of Microbiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America, Department of Pathology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CAG WAPJ. Performed the experiments: CAG DJB CE CBB ML AH SKC. Analyzed the data: CAG YZ EC BJM WAPJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: OC BWSS WAPJ. Wrote the paper: CAG BJM WAPJ.