About the Authors

N. Luisa Hiller

Contributed equally to this work with: N. Luisa Hiller, Azad Ahmed

Affiliation Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Center for Genomic Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Azad Ahmed

Contributed equally to this work with: N. Luisa Hiller, Azad Ahmed

Affiliation Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Center for Genomic Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Evan Powell

Affiliation Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Center for Genomic Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Darren P. Martin

Affiliation Computational Biology Group, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Rory Eutsey

Affiliation Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Center for Genomic Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Josh Earl

Affiliation Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Center for Genomic Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Benjamin Janto

Affiliation Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Center for Genomic Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Robert J. Boissy

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Justin Hogg

Affiliation Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Center for Genomic Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Karen Barbadora

Affiliation Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Rangarajan Sampath

Affiliation Abbott Molecular IbisBiosciences Division, Carlsbad, California, United States of America

Shaun Lonergan

Affiliation Abbott Molecular IbisBiosciences Division, Carlsbad, California, United States of America

J. Christopher Post

Affiliations Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Center for Genomic Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Allegheny Campus, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Allegheny Campus, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Fen Z. Hu

gehrlich@wpahs.org (GDE) (FH); fhu@wpahs.org (FZH) (GE)

Affiliations Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Center for Genomic Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Allegheny Campus, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Allegheny Campus, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Garth D. Ehrlich

gehrlich@wpahs.org (GDE) (FH); fhu@wpahs.org (FZH) (GE)

Affiliations Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Center for Genomic Sciences, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Allegheny Campus, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Allegheny Campus, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NLH JCP FZH GDE. Performed the experiments: NLH AA EP DPM RE JE BJ RS. Analyzed the data: NLH DPM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DPM RJB JH KB RS SL. Wrote the paper: NLH DPM GDE.