About the Authors

Timothy E. Sweeney

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Hagir B. Suliman

Affiliation Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

John W. Hollingsworth

Affiliations Department of Immunology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Karen E. Welty-Wolf

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Claude A. Piantadosi

piant001@mc.duke.edu

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TES HBS CAP. Performed the experiments: TES HBS. Analyzed the data: TES CAP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JWH KWW. Wrote the paper: TES HBS JWH KWW CAP.