About the Authors

Pablo Tsukayama, Jorge H. Núñez, Maxy De Los Santos, Valeria Soberón, Carmen M. Lucas, G. Christian Baldeviano, Kimberly A. Edgel, Andres G. Lescano, Paul C. F. Graf, David J. Bacon
Department of Parasitology, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6), Lima, Peru

Greg Matlashewski
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University, Quebec, Canada

Alejandro Llanos-Cuentas
Leishmaniasis Working Group, Instituto de Medicina Tropical ‘Alexander von Humboldt’, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

Marianela Ore
Hospital Militar Central, Lima, Perú

Paul C. F. Graf
Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Department, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, California, United States of America

David J. Bacon
Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Corresponding Author

willy.lescano@med.navy.mil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PT JHN GM PCFG DJB. Performed the experiments: PT JHN MDS VS. Analyzed the data: PT JHN MDS VS CML GCB KAE AGL PCFG DJB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AL GM MO. Wrote the paper: PT JHN GCB KAE AGL PCFG DJB.