About the Authors

Takaaki Koma

Roles Conceptualization, Investigation, Methodology, Validation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Current address: Department of Microbiology, Tokushima University Graduate School of Medical Science, Tokushima, Japan

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Cheng Huang

Roles Conceptualization, Methodology, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Adrian Coscia

Roles Investigation, Software

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Steven Hallam

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, United States of America

John T. Manning

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Junki Maruyama

Roles Investigation, Validation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Aida G. Walker

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Milagros Miller

Roles Investigation

‡ Unavailable to confirm authorship.

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Jeanon N. Smith

Roles Investigation

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Michael Patterson

Roles Resources

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Jonathan Abraham

Roles Software, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Slobodan Paessler

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

slpaessl@utmb.edu

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. Author Milagros Miller was unable to confirm their authorship contributions. On their behalf, the corresponding author has reported their contributions to the best of their knowledge.