About the Authors

Hanna C. Kelker

Affiliation Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Vincenza R. Itri

Affiliation Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Fred T. Valentine

Fred.Valentine@nyumc.org

Affiliations Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America, Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine, 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: HCK VRI FTV. Performed the experiments: HCK VRI. Analyzed the data: HCK VRI. Wrote the paper: HCK FTV.