About the Authors

Catherine L. Shelton

Affiliation The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Forrest K. Raffel

Affiliation The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Wandy L. Beatty

Affiliation Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Sara M. Johnson

Affiliation The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Kevin M. Mason

Kevin.Mason@nationwidechildrens.org

Affiliations The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KMM CLS FKR WLB . Performed the experiments: KMM CLS FKR WLB SMJ. Analyzed the data: KMM CLS FKR WLB . Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WLB. Wrote the paper: KMM CLS.