About the Authors

Joanna R. Wares

jwares@richmond.edu

Affiliation Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

Barry Lawson

Affiliation Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

Douglas Shemin

Affiliation Division of Nephrology, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

Erika M. C. D’Agata

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JRW BL EMCD. Performed the experiments: JRW BL EMCD. Analyzed the data: JRW BL EMCD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JRW BL DS EMCD. Wrote the paper: JRW BL EMCD.