About the Authors

Tonya M. Colpitts

Affiliation Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Sebastian Barthel

Affiliation Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Penghua Wang

Affiliation Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Erol Fikrig

erol.fikrig@yale.edu

Affiliations Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TC SB EF. Performed the experiments: TC SB. Analyzed the data: TC SB PW EF. Wrote the paper: TC SB EF.