About the Authors

Raamesh Deshpande, Chad L. Myers
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Shikha Sharma, Wei-Shou Hu
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Catherine M. Verfaillie
Interdepartmental Stem Cell Institute Leuven, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Corresponding Author

cmyers@cs.umn.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RD CLM. Performed the experiments: RD SS. Analyzed the data: RD SS WSH CLM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RD. Wrote the paper: RD SS WSH CLM. Contributed to biological interpretation of results: CMV WSH.