About the Authors

Wei Zhang

Affiliation Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Jae-Woong Chang

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Lilong Lin

Affiliation Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, Peoples Republic of China

Kay Minn

Affiliation Department of Cancer Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America

Baolin Wu

Affiliation Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Jeremy Chien

Affiliation Department of Cancer Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America

Jeongsik Yong

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Hui Zheng

Affiliation Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, Peoples Republic of China

Rui Kuang

kuang@cs.umn.edu

Affiliation Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WZ RK. Performed the experiments: WZ JWC LL KM. Analyzed the data: WZ BW RK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JWC LL KM BW JC JY HZ. Wrote the paper: WZ JC JY HZ RK.