About the Authors

Wei Dong

Contributed equally to this work with: Wei Dong, Amber Farooqui

Affiliation Division of Immunology, International Institute of Infection and Immunity, University Health Network & Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China

Amber Farooqui

Contributed equally to this work with: Wei Dong, Amber Farooqui

Affiliations Division of Immunology, International Institute of Infection and Immunity, University Health Network & Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China, Division of Experimental Therapeutics, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Immunopathology, Shantou, China

Alberto J. Leon

Affiliations Division of Immunology, International Institute of Infection and Immunity, University Health Network & Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China, Division of Experimental Therapeutics, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David J. Kelvin

dkelvin@jidc.org

Affiliations Division of Immunology, International Institute of Infection and Immunity, University Health Network & Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China, Division of Experimental Therapeutics, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Immunopathology, Shantou, China, Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Deptartment of Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: DJK AF AJL. Data curation: WD. Formal analysis: WD AF. Funding acquisition: DJK. Investigation: WD AF. Methodology: AF WD. Project administration: AF WD. Resources: DJK. Supervision: DJK. Validation: DJK AF. Writing – original draft: AF WD. Writing – review & editing: AF DJK AJL.