About the Authors

Terry L. Noah

terry_noah@med.unc.edu

Affiliations Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Hongtao Zhang

Affiliation Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Haibo Zhou

Affiliation Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Ellen Glista-Baker

Affiliation Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Loretta Müller

Affiliation University Children's Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Rebecca N. Bauer

Affiliation Curriculum in Toxicology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Megan Meyer

Affiliation Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Paula C. Murphy

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Shannon Jones

Affiliation Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Blanche Letang

Affiliation Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Carole Robinette

Affiliation Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Ilona Jaspers

Affiliations Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TN IJ HaZ HoZ. Performed the experiments: CR TN IJ EGB LR RB MM PM SJ BL. Analyzed the data: TN IJ HaZ HoZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EGB LM RB MM PM SJ BL. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: TN HaZ HoZ EGB LM RB MM PM SJ BL IJ. None.