About the Authors

Xiaozhen Liang

Affiliations Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Clinton R. Paden

Affiliations Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis Graduate Program, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Francine M. Morales

Affiliations Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Graduate Program, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Ryan P. Powers

Affiliations Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis Graduate Program, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Joshy Jacob

Affiliations Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Samuel H. Speck

sspeck@emory.edu

Affiliations Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: XL CRP JJ RPP SHS. Performed the experiments: XL CRP FMM RPP. Analyzed the data: XL CRP RPP JJ SHS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FMM CRP RPP JJ. Wrote the paper: XL CRP JJ SHS.