About the Authors

Kristine J. Kines, Gabriel Rinaldi, Tunika I. Okatcha, Victoria H. Mann, Paul J. Brindley
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Tropical Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Kristine J. Kines, Tunika I. Okatcha
Department of Tropical Medicine, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Gabriel Rinaldi, Jose F. Tort
Departamento de Genética, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República (UDELAR), Montevideo, Uruguay

Maria E. Morales
Tulane Cancer Center, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

paul.brindley@gwumc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KJK GR JFT PJB. Performed the experiments: KJK GR TIO PJB. Analyzed the data: KJK GR MEM VHM JFT PJB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KJK GR TIO MEM VHM PJB. Wrote the paper: KJK GR JFT PJB.