About the Authors

Shipan Dai

Contributed equally to this work with: Shipan Dai, Murugesan V. S. Rajaram

Affiliation Center for Microbial Interface Biology, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Murugesan V. S. Rajaram

Contributed equally to this work with: Shipan Dai, Murugesan V. S. Rajaram

Affiliation Center for Microbial Interface Biology, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Heather M. Curry

Affiliation Center for Microbial Interface Biology, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Rachel Leander

Affiliation Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Larry S. Schlesinger

larry.schlesinger@osumc.edu

Affiliation Center for Microbial Interface Biology, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LSS SD MVSR. Performed the experiments: SD HMC MVSR. Analyzed the data: LSS SD RL MVSR. Wrote the paper: SD LSS HMC RL MVSR.