About the Authors

James F. Striebel

Affiliation Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases and Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Brent Race

Affiliation Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases and Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Kimberly D. Meade-White

Affiliation Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases and Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Rachel LaCasse

Affiliation Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases and Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Bruce Chesebro

bchesebro@nih.gov

Affiliation Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases and Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JFS BC. Performed the experiments: JFS KDMW BR RL. Analyzed the data: JFS BC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BR. Wrote the paper: JFS BC KDMW.