About the Authors

Samantha K. Dunmire

Affiliation Center for Immunology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Oludare A. Odumade

Affiliation Center for Immunology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Jean L. Porter

Affiliation Center for Immunology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Juan Reyes-Genere

Affiliation Center for Immunology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

David O. Schmeling

Affiliations Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Hatice Bilgic

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Danhua Fan

Affiliation Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Emily C. Baechler

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Henry H. Balfour Jr

Affiliations Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Kristin A. Hogquist

hogqu001@umn.edu

Affiliations Center for Immunology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KAH SKD. Performed the experiments: SKD OAO JLP JR-G. Analyzed the data: SKD KAH HB DF ECB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ECB DOS HHB. Wrote the paper: SKD KAH HHB. Directed the research: KAH.