About the Authors

Roberto Colangeli

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: rcolan1965@aol.com

Affiliation Division of Infectious Disease and the Center for Emerging Pathogens, Department of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Danica Helb

Affiliation Division of Infectious Disease and the Center for Emerging Pathogens, Department of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Catherine Vilchèze

Affiliation Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

Manzour Hernando Hazbón

Affiliation Division of Infectious Disease and the Center for Emerging Pathogens, Department of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Chee-Gun Lee

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Hassan Safi

Affiliation Division of Infectious Disease and the Center for Emerging Pathogens, Department of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Brendan Sayers

Affiliation Division of Infectious Disease and the Center for Emerging Pathogens, Department of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Irene Sardone

Affiliation Division of Infectious Disease and the Center for Emerging Pathogens, Department of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Marcus B Jones

Affiliation Pathogen Functional Genomics Resource Center, The Institute for Genomic Research, J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Robert D Fleischmann

Affiliation Pathogen Functional Genomics Resource Center, The Institute for Genomic Research, J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Scott N Peterson

Affiliation Pathogen Functional Genomics Resource Center, The Institute for Genomic Research, J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

William R Jacobs Jr.

Affiliation Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

David Alland

Affiliation Division of Infectious Disease and the Center for Emerging Pathogens, Department of Medicine, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

RC, CGL, MBJ, RDF, WRJ, and DA conceived and designed the experiments. RC, DH, CV, MHH, CGL, HS, BS, IS, and MBJ performed the experiments. RC, DH, CV, MHH, CGL, HS, IS, MBJ, RDF, SNP, and DA analyzed the data. RC, DH, MBJ, RDF, SNP, and WRJ contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. RC, DH, WRJ, and DA wrote the paper.