About the Authors

Weilong Hao

HaoW@wayne.edu

Current address: Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Affiliations Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Public Health Laboratories, Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Vanessa G. Allen

Affiliations Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Public Health Laboratories, Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Frances B. Jamieson

Affiliations Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Public Health Laboratories, Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Donald E. Low

Affiliations Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Public Health Laboratories, Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David C. Alexander

Affiliations Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Public Health Laboratories, Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WH VGA FBJ DEL DCA. Performed the experiments: WH. Analyzed the data: WH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WH. Wrote the paper: WH DCA.