About the Authors

Pablo Tsukayama

Contributed equally to this work with: Pablo Tsukayama, Jorge H. Núñez

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6), Lima, Peru

Jorge H. Núñez

Contributed equally to this work with: Pablo Tsukayama, Jorge H. Núñez

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6), Lima, Peru

Maxy De Los Santos

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6), Lima, Peru

Valeria Soberón

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6), Lima, Peru

Carmen M. Lucas

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6), Lima, Peru

Greg Matlashewski

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University, Quebec, Canada

Alejandro Llanos-Cuentas

Affiliation Leishmaniasis Working Group, Instituto de Medicina Tropical ‘Alexander von Humboldt’, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

Marianela Ore

Affiliation Hospital Militar Central, Lima, Perú

G. Christian Baldeviano

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6), Lima, Peru

Kimberly A. Edgel

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6), Lima, Peru

Andres G. Lescano

willy.lescano@med.navy.mil

Affiliation Department of Parasitology, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6), Lima, Peru

Paul C. F. Graf

Affiliations Department of Parasitology, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6), Lima, Peru, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Department, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, California, United States of America

David J. Bacon

Affiliations Department of Parasitology, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6), Lima, Peru, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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.