About the Authors

Catherine W. Cai

Contributed equally to this work with: Catherine W. Cai, Jennifer R. Blase

Affiliation Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Jennifer R. Blase

Contributed equally to this work with: Catherine W. Cai, Jennifer R. Blase

Affiliation Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Xiuli Zhang

Current address: Department of Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Christopher S. Eickhoff

Affiliation Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Daniel F. Hoft

hoftdf@slu.edu

Affiliations Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: CWC JRB CSE DFH. Data curation: CWC JRB XZ CSE DFH. Formal analysis: CWC JRB CSE DFH. Funding acquisition: DFH. Investigation: CWC JRB XZ CSE DFH. Methodology: CWC JRB XZ CSE DFH. Resources: DFH. Supervision: DFH. Validation: CWC JRB. Visualization: CWC JRB DFH. Writing – original draft: CWC JRB. Writing – review & editing: CWC JRB XZ CSE DFH.