About the Authors

Yong-Qiang Zhang

Affiliation The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine of Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Soledad Gamarra

Affiliation Public Health Research Institute, New Jersey Medical School-UMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Guillermo Garcia-Effron

Affiliation Public Health Research Institute, New Jersey Medical School-UMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Steven Park

Affiliation Public Health Research Institute, New Jersey Medical School-UMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

David S. Perlin

Affiliation Public Health Research Institute, New Jersey Medical School-UMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Rajini Rao

rrao@jhmi.edu

Affiliation The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine of Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YQZ SG GGE SP DSP RR. Performed the experiments: YQZ SG GGE SP. Analyzed the data: YQZ SG GGE SP DSP RR. Wrote the paper: YQZ DSP RR.