About the Authors

Zhifeng Chen

Contributed equally to this work with: Zhifeng Chen, Lan Zhang

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Research, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, PA, United States of America

Lan Zhang

Contributed equally to this work with: Zhifeng Chen, Lan Zhang

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Research, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, PA, United States of America

Aimin Tang

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Research, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, PA, United States of America

Cheryl Callahan

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Research, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, PA, United States of America

Pavlo Pristatsky

Affiliation Vaccine Bioprocess Research and Development, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, PA, United States of America

Ryan Swoyer

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Research, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, PA, United States of America

Pedro Cejas

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Research, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, PA, United States of America

Debbie Nahas

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Research, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, PA, United States of America

Jennifer Galli

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Research, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, PA, United States of America

Scott Cosmi

Affiliation Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Professional Scientific Services, Lancaster, PA, United States of America

Daniel DiStefano

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Research, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, PA, United States of America

Van M. Hoang

Affiliation Vaccine Bioprocess Research and Development, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, PA, United States of America

Andrew Bett

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Research, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, PA, United States of America

Danilo Casimiro

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Research, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, PA, United States of America

Kalpit A. Vora

kalpit.vora@merck.com

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Research, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck & Co., Inc., West Point, PA, United States of America

Competing Interests

All authors are employees of Merck and Co., Inc. There are no patents or marketed products to declare related to the antibodies disclosed in the manuscript. Merck is interested in developing products to treat RSV disease. 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: ZC LZ KV VH AB DC. Performed the experiments: ZC LZ AT CC PP RS PC DN JG SC. Analyzed the data: ZC LZ KV DD VH AB DC. Wrote the paper: ZC LZ KV.