About the Authors

Gretchen Cooley

Affiliation Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases and Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

R. Drew Etheridge

Affiliation Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases and Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Courtney Boehlke

Affiliation Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases and Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Becky Bundy

Affiliation Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases and Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

D. Brent Weatherly

Affiliation Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases and Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Todd Minning

Affiliation Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases and Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Matthew Haney

Affiliation Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases and Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Miriam Postan

Affiliation Instituto Nacional de Parasitología “Dr. Mario Fatala Chabén”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Susana Laucella

Affiliation Instituto Nacional de Parasitología “Dr. Mario Fatala Chabén”, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Rick L. Tarleton

tarleton@cb.uga.edu

Affiliation Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases and Department of Cellular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RDE RLT. Performed the experiments: GC RDE CB SAL. Analyzed the data: GC RDE DBW RLT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GC RDE CB BB DBW TM MH MP SAL. Wrote the paper: RLT.