About the Authors

Trevor J. Morin

Contributed equally to this work with: Trevor J. Morin, Teresa J. Broering

Address Current address: Department of Biomolecular Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America.

Affiliation MassBiologics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Teresa J. Broering

Contributed equally to this work with: Trevor J. Morin, Teresa J. Broering

Affiliation MassBiologics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Brett A. Leav

Affiliation MassBiologics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Barbra M. Blair

Address Current address: Division of Infectious Diseases, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Affiliation MassBiologics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Kirk J. Rowley

Affiliation MassBiologics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Elisabeth N. Boucher

Affiliation MassBiologics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Yang Wang

Affiliation MassBiologics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Peter S. Cheslock

Affiliation MassBiologics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Michael Knauber

Affiliation MassBiologics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

David B. Olsen

Affiliation Merck Research Laboratories, West Point, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Steve W. Ludmerer

Affiliation Merck Research Laboratories, West Point, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Gyongyi Szabo

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Robert W. Finberg

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Robert H. Purcell

Affiliation National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Robert E. Lanford

Affiliation Department of Virology and Immunology, Texas Biomedical Research Institute and Southwest National Primate Research Center, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Donna M. Ambrosino

Address Current address: Visterra, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Affiliation MassBiologics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Deborah C. Molrine

Affiliation MassBiologics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Gregory J. Babcock

greg.babcock@umassmed.edu

Affiliation MassBiologics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Competing Interests

Drs. Broering, Ambrosino and Babcock are named as coinventors on relevant patents with all rights or royalties assigned to MassBiologics. DBO and SWL are employees of Merck Research Laboratories. This does not alter our adherence to all PLoS Pathogens policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TJM TJB BAL BMB YW DBO SWL GS RWF RHP REL DMA DCM GJB. Performed the experiments: TJM TJB KJR ENB PSC MK GJB. Analyzed the data: TJM TJB BAL BMB DBO SWL REL DMA DCM GJB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DBO RHP REL. Wrote the paper: TJB GJB.