About the Authors

Erin L. Barnhart

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America

Kun-Chun Lee

Affiliation Department of Mathematics, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Kinneret Keren

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

Alex Mogilner

Affiliation Department of Mathematics, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

Julie A. Theriot

theriot@stanford.edu

Affiliations Department of Biochemistry and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, California, 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: 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.