About the Authors

Michael L. Forbes

Contributed equally to this work with: Michael L. Forbes, Edward Horsey

Current address: Critical Care Division, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States of America

Affiliations Department of Pediatrics, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny General Hospital-Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Edward Horsey

Contributed equally to this work with: Michael L. Forbes, Edward Horsey

Affiliation Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny General Hospital-Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

N. Luisa Hiller

Affiliation Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny General Hospital-Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Farrel J. Buchinsky

Affiliations Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny General Hospital-Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Jay D. Hayes

Affiliation Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny General Hospital-Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

James M. Compliment

Affiliation Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny General Hospital-Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Todd Hillman

Affiliations Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny General Hospital-Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Suzanne Ezzo

Affiliation Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny General Hospital-Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Kai Shen

Affiliation Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny General Hospital-Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Randy Keefe

Affiliation Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny General Hospital-Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Karen Barbadora

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

J. Christopher Post

Affiliations Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny General Hospital-Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Fen Ze Hu

Affiliations Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny General Hospital-Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Garth D. Ehrlich

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: gehrlich@wpahs.org

Affiliations Center for Genomic Sciences, Allegheny General Hospital-Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CP GE FH NH. Performed the experiments: CP JH RK NH EH TH JC SE KS. Analyzed the data: FH FB MF EH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KB. Wrote the paper: GE MF EH.