About the Authors

Roberto Colangeli

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Vic L. Arcus

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

Ray T. Cursons

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

Ali Ruthe

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

Noel Karalus

Affiliation Respiratory Research Unit, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand

Kathy Coley

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand

Shannon D. Manning

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Soyeon Kim

Affiliation Department of Preventive Medicine, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Emily Marchiano

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

David Alland

allandda@njms.rutgers.edu

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RC VLA DA. Performed the experiments: RC EM. Analyzed the data: RC EM SDM SK DA VLA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RTC AR NK KC. Wrote the paper: RC DA.