About the Authors

Andrew Beck

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Sealy Center for Vaccine Development, Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, and Center for Tropical Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Hilda Guzman

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Sealy Center for Vaccine Development, Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, and Center for Tropical Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Li Li

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Sealy Center for Vaccine Development, Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, and Center for Tropical Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Brett Ellis

Affiliation Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore

Robert B. Tesh

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Sealy Center for Vaccine Development, Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, and Center for Tropical Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Alan D. T. Barrett

abarrett@utmb.edu

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Sealy Center for Vaccine Development, Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, and Center for Tropical Diseases, 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: AB RBT ADTB. Performed the experiments: AB HG LL BE RBT. Analyzed the data: AB BE RBT ADTB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BE RBT ADTB. Wrote the paper: AB BE RBT ADTB.