About the Authors

Jason W. Bennett

Affiliation Malaria Vaccine Brach, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Anjali Yadava

Anjali.Yadava.Civ@mail.mil

Affiliation Malaria Vaccine Brach, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Donna Tosh

Affiliation Malaria Vaccine Brach, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Jetsumon Sattabongkot

Affiliation Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand

Jack Komisar

Affiliation Malaria Vaccine Brach, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Lisa A. Ware

Affiliation Malaria Vaccine Brach, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

William F. McCarthy

Affiliation U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

Jessica J. Cowden

Affiliation Malaria Vaccine Brach, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Jason Regules

Affiliation Malaria Vaccine Brach, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Michele D. Spring

Affiliation Malaria Vaccine Brach, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Kristopher Paolino

Affiliation Malaria Vaccine Brach, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Joshua D. Hartzell

Affiliation Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

James F. Cummings

Affiliation Malaria Vaccine Brach, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Thomas L. Richie

Affiliation Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Joanne Lumsden

Affiliation Malaria Vaccine Brach, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Edwin Kamau

Affiliation Malaria Vaccine Brach, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Jittawadee Murphy

Affiliation Malaria Vaccine Brach, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Cynthia Lee

Affiliation PATH-MVI, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Falgunee Parekh

Affiliation PATH-MVI, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Ashley Birkett

Affiliation PATH-MVI, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Joe Cohen

Current address: Cohen Biopharm Consulting, Brussels, Belgium

Affiliation GSK Vaccines, Rixensart, Belgium

W. Ripley Ballou

Affiliation GSK Vaccines, Rixensart, Belgium

Mark E. Polhemus

Affiliation Malaria Vaccine Brach, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Yannick F. Vanloubbeeck

Affiliation GSK Vaccines, Rixensart, Belgium

Johan Vekemans

Affiliation GSK Vaccines, Rixensart, Belgium

Christian F. Ockenhouse

Affiliation Malaria Vaccine Brach, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

On behalf of the government of The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army, AY and CFO are listed as inventors on issued and accepted patents on VMP001. JC was employed by the GSK group of companies at the time of the study conduct and holds shares in the GSK group of companies. WRB, JV and YFV are employed by, and hold shares in, the GSK group of companies. These did not influence the study design, conduct, or data analysis. This does not alter our adherence to all PLOS policies on sharing data and materials. None of the other authors have declared any conflict.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JWB AY DT JS WFM LAW CL FP AB JC WRB MEP JV YFV CFO. Performed the experiments: JWB AY DT JK JJC JR MDS KP JDH JFC TLR JL EK JM MEP CFO. Analyzed the data: JWB AY CFO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AY JS. Wrote the paper: JWB AY.