About the Authors

Debalina Ray

Affiliations Department of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Immunology/Microbiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

David L. Williams

david_l_williams@rush.edu

Affiliations Department of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Immunology/Microbiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DR DLW. Performed the experiments: DR. Analyzed the data: DR DLW. Wrote the paper: DR DLW.