About the Authors

Jennifer M. Bomberger

jbomberger@dartmouth.edu

Affiliation Department of Physiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America

Daniel P. MacEachran

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America

Bonita A. Coutermarsh

Affiliation Department of Physiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America

Siying Ye

Affiliation Department of Physiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America

George A. O'Toole

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America

Bruce A. Stanton

Affiliation Department of Physiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JMB DPM GAO BAS. Performed the experiments: JMB DPM BAC SY. Analyzed the data: JMB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GAO. Wrote the paper: JMB GAO BAS.