About the Authors

Wahala M. P. B. Wahala

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Eric F. Donaldson

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Ruklanthi de Alwis

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Mary Ann Accavitti-Loper

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Ralph S. Baric

Affiliations Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Aravinda M. de Silva

desilva@med.unc.edu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WMPBW EFD RSB AMdS. Performed the experiments: WMPBW RdA. Analyzed the data: WMPBW EFD RdA RSB AMdS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WMPBW EFD MAAL RSB. Wrote the paper: WMPBW EFD MAAL RSB AMdS.