About the Authors

Jennifer R. Plourde

Affiliations Infectious Diseases Program, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America, Department of Pathology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

John A. Pyles

Affiliation Infectious Diseases Program, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

R. Colby Layton

Address Current address: Virology and Infectious Disease Animal Models, MRIGlobal, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Affiliation Infectious Diseases Program, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Sarah E. Vaughan

Affiliations Infectious Diseases Program, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America, Department of Pathology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Jennifer L. Tipper

Affiliation Infectious Diseases Program, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Kevin S. Harrod

kharrod@lrri.org

Affiliations Infectious Diseases Program, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America, Department of Pathology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: The corresponding author, Kevin Harrod, is a PLOS ONE Editorial Board member. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JRP RCL JLT KSH. Performed the experiments: JRP JAP RCL SEV. Analyzed the data: JRP KSH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JRP JLT KSH. Wrote the paper: JRP KSH.