About the Authors

Michelle L. Steinauer

msteinauer@westernu.edu

Affiliation College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest, Western University of Health Sciences, Lebanon, Oregon, United States of America

Mark R. Christie

Affiliation Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

Michael S. Blouin

Affiliation Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

Lelo E. Agola

Affiliation Centre for Biotechnology Research and Development, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

Ibrahim N. Mwangi

Affiliation Centre for Biotechnology Research and Development, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

Geoffrey M. Maina

Affiliation Centre for Biotechnology Research and Development, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

Martin W. Mutuku

Affiliation Centre for Biotechnology Research and Development, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

Joseph M. Kinuthia

Affiliation Centre for Biotechnology Research and Development, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

Gerald M. Mkoji

Affiliation Centre for Biotechnology Research and Development, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya

Eric S. Loker

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MLS MRC MSB ESL. Performed the experiments: MLS MRC MSB LEA INM MWM JMK GMM. Analyzed the data: MLS MRC MSB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GMM ESL. Wrote the paper: MLS MRC MSB.