About the Authors

Guochun Jiang

Affiliation Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Erica A. Mendes

Affiliation Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Philipp Kaiser

Affiliations Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VMAC), San Francisco, California, United States of America

Daniel P. Wong

Affiliations San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VMAC), San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Physics, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States of America

Yuyang Tang

Affiliation Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Ivy Cai

Affiliation Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Anne Fenton

Affiliation Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Gregory P. Melcher

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, United States of America

James E. K. Hildreth

Affiliation Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

George R. Thompson

Affiliations Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, United States of America

Joseph K. Wong

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Satya Dandekar

sdandekar@ucdavis.edu

Affiliations Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GJ SD. Performed the experiments: GJ EAM PK YT IC. Analyzed the data: GJ EAM PK DPW JKW SD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YT JEKH. Wrote the paper: GJ JKW PK SD. Coordinated patient samples: AF GPM GRT.