About the Authors

Erin L. Barnhart, Julie A. Theriot
Department of Biochemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America

Kun-Chun Lee, Alex Mogilner
Department of Mathematics, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Kinneret Keren
Department of Physics and Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Julie A. Theriot
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

theriot@stanford.edu

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: ELB KK JAT. Performed the experiments: ELB. Analyzed the data: ELB KL AM. Wrote the paper: ELB KL AM JAT. Developed the model: AM KL ELB KK JAT. Performed model simulations: KL AM.