About the Authors

Shailja Singh

Affiliation Malaria Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India

M. Mahmood Alam

Affiliation Malaria Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India

Ipsita Pal-Bhowmick

Affiliation Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research (LMVR), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Joseph A. Brzostowski

Affiliation Laboratory of Immunogenetics Imaging Facility, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Chetan E. Chitnis

cchitnis@icgeb.res.in

Affiliation Malaria Group, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi, India

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SS MMA IPB JAB CEC. Performed the experiments: SS MMA IPB JAB. Analyzed the data: SS MMA IPB JAB CEC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SS MMA JAB CEC. Wrote the paper: SS MMA IPB JAB CEC. Involved in all experiments: SS MMA. Involved in video microscopy experiments: IPB JAB.