About the Authors

Benjamin Schusser

Affiliation Department of Animal Science, University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States of America

Henry Yi

Affiliation Crystal Bioscience Inc., Emeryville, California, United States of America

Ellen J. Collarini

Affiliation Crystal Bioscience Inc., Emeryville, California, United States of America

Shelley Mettler Izquierdo

Affiliation Crystal Bioscience Inc., Emeryville, California, United States of America

William D. Harriman

Affiliation Crystal Bioscience Inc., Emeryville, California, United States of America

Robert J. Etches

Affiliation Crystal Bioscience Inc., Emeryville, California, United States of America

Philip A. Leighton

pal@crystalbioscience.com

Affiliation Crystal Bioscience Inc., Emeryville, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have the following interests. Henry Yi, Ellen Collarini, Shelley Mettler Izquierdo, William D. Harriman, Robert J. Etches and and Philip A. Leighton are employees of Crystal Bioscience. Patent application titled “Transgenic Animal for Production of Antibodies Having Minimal CDRs,” WO/2011/019844 A1 and 20110055938 A1, inventors Philip Leighton, William D. Harriman, and Robert Etches. The Assignee is Crystal Bioscience. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BS WDH RJE PAL. Performed the experiments: BS HY EJC SMI PAL. Analyzed the data: BS HY PAL. Wrote the paper: BS PAL.