About the Authors

Zsuzsanna T. Varga

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, New York, United States of America

Irene Ramos

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, New York, United States of America

Rong Hai

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, New York, United States of America

Mirco Schmolke

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, New York, United States of America

Adolfo García-Sastre

Affiliations Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, New York, United States of America, Institute of Global Health and Emerging Pathogens, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, New York, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, New York, United States of America

Ana Fernandez-Sesma

Affiliations Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, New York, United States of America, Institute of Global Health and Emerging Pathogens, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, New York, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, New York, United States of America

Peter Palese

peter.palese@mssm.edu

Affiliations Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, New York, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZTV IR MS AGS AFS PP. Performed the experiments: ZTV IR RH PP. Analyzed the data: ZTV IR MS AGS AFS PP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZTV IR RH MS AGS AFS PP. Wrote the paper: ZTV PP.