About the Authors

Peter J. Hotez

hotez@bcm.edu

Affiliations Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Department of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America, Department of Biology, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, United States of America, James A Baker III Institute of Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Cory Booker

Affiliation United States Senator for the State of New Jersey, Washington DC, United States of America

Competing Interests

PJH is patentholder and lead investigator on vaccines against diseases discussed in the article including hookworm and Chagas disease.