About the Authors

Nathanael P. McCurley

Contributed equally to this work with: Nathanael P. McCurley, Arban Domi

Affiliation GeoVax Inc., Smyrna, GA, United States of America

Arban Domi

Contributed equally to this work with: Nathanael P. McCurley, Arban Domi

Affiliation GeoVax Inc., Smyrna, GA, United States of America

Rahul Basu

Affiliation GeoVax Inc., Smyrna, GA, United States of America

Kevin O. Saunders

Affiliation Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Durham, NC, United States of America

Celia C. LaBranche

Affiliation Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Durham, NC, United States of America

David C. Montefiori

Affiliation Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Durham, NC, United States of America

Barton F. Haynes

Affiliation Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Durham, NC, United States of America

Harriet L. Robinson

hrobinson@geovax.com

Affiliation GeoVax Inc., Smyrna, GA, United States of America

Competing Interests

NPM, AD, RB and HLR are employees of GeoVax, Inc. HLR is co-founder and owns stock in GeoVax, Inc. AD, HLR and BFH are inventors on a submitted patent. Issued patents are as follows: BFH is an inventor on WO2014/042669. HLR is an inventor on U.S. Patents 7,795,017, 8,623,379, 7,867,982 and 9,453,239. This does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: HLR AD NPM BFH. Data curation: NPM DCM CCL RB. Formal analysis: NPM CCL DCM RB. Funding acquisition: AD HLR BFH DCM. Investigation: NPM AD RB CCL. Methodology: NPM BFH DCM CCL HLR. Project administration: HLR AD DCM. Resources: BFH KOS. Supervision: DCM HLR BFH. Validation: NPM CCL RB. Visualization: NPM AD RB DCM CCL. Writing – original draft: HLR NPM AD. Writing – review & editing: HLR NPM AD CCL BFH KOS DCM.