About the Authors

Cheng Cheng

Contributed equally to this work with: Cheng Cheng, Jason G. D Gall

Affiliation Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Jason G. D Gall

Contributed equally to this work with: Cheng Cheng, Jason G. D Gall

Affiliation GenVec, Incorporated, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States of America

Wing-pui Kong

Affiliation Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Rebecca L Sheets

Affiliation Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Phillip L Gomez

Affiliation Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

C. Richter King

Affiliation GenVec, Incorporated, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States of America

Gary J Nabel

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: gnabel@nih.gov

Affiliation Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have submitted an intellectual property application based on findings reported in this study.

Author Contributions

CC, JGDG, and WK performed virologic and immunological studies in murine models and were involved in the design, planning, data analysis, and writing of the paper. RLS and PLG were involved in experimental design and data analysis. CRK and GJN were involved in the design, planning, data analysis, and writing of the paper.