About the Authors

Ahmed S. Attia

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Meredith A. Benson

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Devin L. Stauff

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Victor J. Torres

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Eric P. Skaar

eric.skaar@vanderbilt.edu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ASA DLS VJT EPS. Performed the experiments: ASA MAB VJT. Analyzed the data: ASA MAB VJT EPS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ASA MAB DLS EPS. Wrote the paper: ASA EPS.