About the Authors

Susanta K. Behura

Affiliation Eck Institute for Global Health, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

Consuelo Gomez-Machorro

Affiliation Eck Institute for Global Health, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

Brent W. Harker

Affiliation Eck Institute for Global Health, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

Becky deBruyn

Affiliation Eck Institute for Global Health, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

Diane D. Lovin

Affiliation Eck Institute for Global Health, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

Ryan R. Hemme

Affiliation Eck Institute for Global Health, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

Akio Mori

Affiliation Eck Institute for Global Health, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

Jeanne Romero-Severson

Affiliation Eck Institute for Global Health, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

David W. Severson

severson.1@nd.edu

Affiliation Eck Institute for Global Health, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DWS SKB. Performed the experiments: SKB CG-M BWH BD DDL RRH. Analyzed the data: SKB DWS JR-S. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AM. Wrote the paper: SKB DWS BD DDL RRH. Assisted in MD and D2S3 sample preparation and qRT-PCR: CG-M BWH.