About the Authors

Shivali Gupta

Affiliation Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Nisha Jain Garg

nigarg@utmb.edu

Affiliations Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America, Member of the Institute for Infections and Immunity, Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Sealy Center for Vaccine Development, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SG NJG. Performed the experiments: SG. Analyzed the data: SG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NJG. Wrote the paper: SG NJG.