About the Authors

Patrick D. Olson

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Lisa J. Kuechenmeister

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Kelsi L. Anderson

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Sonja Daily

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Karen E. Beenken

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Christelle M. Roux

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Michelle L. Reniere

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Tami L. Lewis

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

William J. Weiss

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Mark Pulse

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Phung Nguyen

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Jerry W. Simecka

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

John M. Morrison

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Khalid Sayood

Affiliation Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

Oluwatoyin A. Asojo

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Mark S. Smeltzer

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Eric P. Skaar

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Paul M. Dunman

Paul_Dunman@urmc.rochester.edu

Affiliations Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JWS MSS EPS PMD. Performed the experiments: PDO LJK KLA SD KEB CMR MLR TLL WJW MP PN JMM OAA. Analyzed the data: PDO LJK KLA KEB WJW JMM KS MSS EPS PMD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: OAA. Wrote the paper: PDO MSS EPS PMD.