About the Authors

Artur A. Indzhykulian, Ruben Stepanyan, Anastasiia Nelina, Gregory I. Frolenkov
Department of Physiology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Kateri J. Spinelli, Peter G. Barr-Gillespie
Oregon Hearing Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Zubair M. Ahmed
Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Inna A. Belyantseva, Thomas B. Friedman
Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Gregory.Frolenkov@uky.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: GIF AAI. Performed the experiments: AAI RS AN KJS PGB-G GIF. Analyzed the data: AAI RS GIF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZMA IAB TBF KJS PGB-G. Wrote the paper: AAI GIF. Developed a novel immuno-SEM technique: GIF AAI IAB TBF.