About the Authors

Elena Melnikow

Affiliation Molecular Parasitology, Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, New York Blood Center, New York, New York, United States of America

Shulin Xu

Affiliation Department of Global Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Jing Liu

Affiliation Molecular Parasitology, Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, New York Blood Center, New York, New York, United States of America

Aaron J. Bell

Affiliation Electron Microscopy, Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, New York Blood Center, New York, New York, United States of America

Elodie Ghedin

Affiliation Department of Computational & Systems Biology, Center for Vaccine Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Thomas R. Unnasch

Affiliation Department of Global Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Sara Lustigman

slustigman@nybloodcenter.org

Affiliation Molecular Parasitology, Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, New York Blood Center, New York, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EM EG TRU SL. Performed the experiments: EM SX JL AJB. Analyzed the data: EM SL. Wrote the paper: EM EG TRU SL.