About the Authors

Jeffrey Ward
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, United States of America

Zachary Davis, Edward Barker
Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Jason DeHart, Erik Zimmerman, Alberto Bosque, Vicente Planelles
Department of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Enrico Brunetta, Domenico Mavilio
Laboratorio di Immunologia Sperimentale, IRCCS, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano (Milano), Italy

Corresponding Author

Edward_Barker@rush.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: J. Ward, J. DeHart, E. Zimmerman, D. Mavilio, V. Planelles, E. Barker. Performed the experiments: J. Ward, Z. Davis, A. Bosque, E. Barker. Analyzed the data: J. Ward, Z. Davis, V. Planelles, E. Barker. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: J. DeHart, E. Brunetta, D. Mavilio. Wrote the paper: J. Ward, Z. Davis, V. Planelles, E. Barker.