About the Authors

Andrea S. Viczian

Affiliations Department of Ophthalmology, State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, United States of America, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, United States of America

Eduardo C. Solessio

Affiliation Department of Ophthalmology, State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, United States of America

Yung Lyou

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, United States of America

Michael E. Zuber

zuberm@upstate.edu

Affiliations Department of Ophthalmology, State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, United States of America, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: ASV ECS MEZ. Performed the experiments: ASV ECS YL. Analyzed the data: ASV ECS YL MEZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ASV MEZ. Wrote the paper: ASV ECS MEZ.