About the Authors

Magdalena Angelova

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Kevin Zwezdaryk

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

MaryBeth Ferris

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Bin Shan

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care and Environmental Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Cindy A. Morris

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Deborah E. Sullivan

dsulliva@tulane.edu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MA DES BS. Performed the experiments: MA KZ MBF. Analyzed the data: MA DES CAM BS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DES CAM BS. Wrote the paper: MA DES CAM.