About the Authors

Joseph R. Francica, Paul Bates
Department of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Angel Varela-Rohena, Andrew Medvec, Gabriela Plesa, James L. Riley
Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine and Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Corresponding Author

pbates@mail.med.upenn.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JRF AVR JLR PB. Performed the experiments: JRF AVR AM GP. Analyzed the data: JRF AVR AM JLR PB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JRF AVR GP PB. Wrote the paper: JRF PB.