About the Authors

Greta E. Weiss, Marko Mircetic, Shanping Li, Amy Baughman, Susan K. Pierce, Peter D. Crompton
Laboratory of Immunogenetics, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Boubacar Traore, Kassoum Kayentao, Aissata Ongoiba, Safiatou Doumbo, Didier Doumtabe, Younoussou Kone, Seydou Dia, Agnes Guindo, Abdramane Traore, Ogobara K. Doumbo
Malaria Research and Training Center, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry, University of Bamako, Bamako, Mali

Chiung-Yu Huang
Biostatistics Research Branch, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Kazutoyo Miura, David L. Narum, Louis H. Miller
Malaria Vaccine Development Branch, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: G. Weiss, B. Traore, K. Kayentao, A. Ongoiba, L. Miller, O. Doumbo, S. Pierce, P. Crompton. Performed the experiments: G. Weiss, S. Doumbo, D. Doumtabe, Y. Kone, S. Dia, A. Guindo, A. Ttraore, M. Mircetic, S. Li, A. Baughman, P. Crompton. Analyzed the data: G. Weiss, P. Crompton. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: C. Huang, K. Miura, D. Narum. Wrote the paper: G. Weiss, S. Pierce, P. Crompton. Provided medical care for study participants and collected clinical data at the field site: K. Kayentao, A. Ongoiba, Y. Kone, S. Dia. Processed biological specimens and performed clinical assays: S. Doumbo, D. Doumtabe, Y. Kone, A. Traore.