About the Authors

Carlos Portera-Cailliau

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: cpcailliau@mednet.ucla.edu

Address ¤ Current address: Departments of Neurology and Neurobiology, Reed Neurological Research Center University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Affiliations Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America, Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

Robby M Weimer

Affiliation Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

Vincenzo De Paola

Affiliations Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Pico Caroni

Affiliation Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland

Karel Svoboda

Affiliation Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

CPC and KS conceived and designed the experiments and wrote the manuscript. CPC and RMW performed the experiments and analyzed the data. VDP, PC, and KS contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.