About the Authors

Alexander Jenson

Affiliation Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Laura Dize

Affiliation International Sexually Transmitted Disease Research Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Harran Mkocha

Affiliations International Sexually Transmitted Disease Research Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Kongwa Trachoma Project, Kongwa, Tanzania

Beatriz Munoz

Affiliation Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Jennifer Lee

Affiliation Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Charlotte Gaydos

Affiliation International Sexually Transmitted Disease Research Laboratory, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Thomas Quinn

Affiliation Division of Intramural Research, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Sheila K. West

shwest@jhmi.edu

Affiliation Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SKW CG LD JL HM TQ. Performed the experiments: AJ LD. Analyzed the data: BM SKW AJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CG TQ. Wrote the paper: AJ LD SKW.