About the Authors

Katherine S. Lee

Address Current address: Department of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America.

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

Andrea L. Suarez

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

David J. Claypool

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

Taylor K. Armstrong

Address Current address: Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America.

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

Erin M. Buckingham

Address Current address: Department of Microbiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America.

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

Linda F. van Dyk

linda.vandyk@ucdenver.edu

Affiliations Department of Microbiology, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America, Department of Immunology, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EMB KSL ALS LFvD. Performed the experiments: KSL ALS TKA EMB DJC LFvD. Analyzed the data: EMB TKA KSL ALS DJC LFvD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LFvD. Wrote the paper: KSL LFvD.