About the Authors

Kerstin Fischer

Affiliation Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Wandy L. Beatty

Affiliation Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Daojun Jiang

Affiliation Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Gary J. Weil

Affiliation Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Peter U. Fischer

Pufische@DOM.wustl.edu

Affiliation Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KF WLB GJW PUF. Performed the experiments: KF WLB. Analyzed the data: KF WLB DJ GJW PUF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WLB DJ. Wrote the paper: KF GJW PUF.