About the Authors

Cheng Huang

Contributed equally to this work with: Cheng Huang, Olga A. Kolokoltsova

Affiliation Galveston National Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Olga A. Kolokoltsova

Contributed equally to this work with: Cheng Huang, Olga A. Kolokoltsova

Affiliation Galveston National Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Nadezdha E. Yun

Affiliation Galveston National Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Alexey V. Seregin

Affiliation Galveston National Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Allison L. Poussard

Affiliation Galveston National Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Aida G. Walker

Affiliation Galveston National Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Allan R. Brasier

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine and Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine, Institute for Translational Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Yingxin Zhao

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine and Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine, Institute for Translational Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Bing Tian

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Juan Carlos de la Torre

Affiliation Department of Immunology and Microbial Science, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Slobodan Paessler

slpaessl@utmb.edu

Affiliation Galveston National Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, 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: CH OAK SP. Performed the experiments: CH OAK NEY AVS ALP AGW YZ BT. Analyzed the data: CH OAK ARB SP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YZ BT. Wrote the paper: CH OAK ARB JCDLT SP.