About the Authors

Michael L. Vasil

mike.vasil@ucdenver.edu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

Martin J. Stonehouse

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

Adriana I. Vasil

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

Sandra J. Wadsworth

Address Current address: Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Howard Goldfine

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Robert E. Bolcome III

Affiliation The Vascular Biology Program, Children's Hospital Boston, and Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Joanne Chan

Affiliation The Vascular Biology Program, Children's Hospital Boston, and Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MLV MJS HG JC. Performed the experiments: MLV MJS AIV SJW REB JC. Analyzed the data: MLV MJS AIV SJW HG REB JC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AIV SJW HG REB. Wrote the paper: MLV JC.