About the Authors

Steevenson Nelson

Affiliation Viral Pathogenesis Section, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Christiane A. Jost

Affiliation Viral Pathogenesis Section, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Qinq Xu

Affiliation Viral Pathogenesis Section, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Jessica Ess

Affiliation Viral Pathogenesis Section, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Julie E. Martin

Affiliation Vaccine Research Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Theodore Oliphant

Affiliations Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Stephen S. Whitehead

Affiliation Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Anna P. Durbin

Affiliation Center for Immunization Research, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Barney S. Graham

Affiliation Vaccine Research Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Michael S. Diamond

Affiliations Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Theodore C. Pierson

piersontc@mail.nih.gov

Affiliation Viral Pathogenesis Section, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

M.S.D. is a consultant for MacroGenics, Inc, which has licensed the E16 antibody for commercial use.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SN CJ TP. Performed the experiments: SN CJ QX JE. Analyzed the data: SN CJ MD TP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JM TO SW AD BG MD. Wrote the paper: SN MD TP.