About the Authors

Joy I. Lee

Affiliation Department of Microbiology-Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Patricia J. Sollars

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Scott B. Baver

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Gary E. Pickard

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America

Mindy Leelawong

Affiliation Department of Microbiology-Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Gregory A. Smith

g-smith3@northwestern.edu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology-Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JIL GEP GAS. Performed the experiments: JIL PJS SBB ML. Analyzed the data: JIL PJS GEP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JIL GEP. Wrote the paper: JIL GEP GAS.