About the Authors

Jörn Coers

Contributed equally to this work with: Jörn Coers, Dave C. Gondek

Affiliation Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Dave C. Gondek

Contributed equally to this work with: Jörn Coers, Dave C. Gondek

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Andrew J. Olive

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Amy Rohlfing

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Gregory A. Taylor

Affiliations Departments of Medicine, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, and Immunology and Center for the Study of Aging, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America, Geriatric Research and Education and Clinical Center, Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Michael N. Starnbach

starnbach@hms.harvard.edu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JC DCG MNS. Performed the experiments: JC DCG AJO AR. Analyzed the data: JC DCG AJO MNS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GAT. Wrote the paper: JC DCG.