About the Authors

Azamat Aslanukov
Third Wave Technologies, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Reshma Bhowmick
Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Neurobiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, United States of America

Mallikarjuna Guruju, John Oswald, Xinrong Lu, Paulo A Ferreira
Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Dorit Raz, Ronald A Bush
National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders/National Eye Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Paul A Sieving
National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Cheryl B Bock
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Paulo A Ferreira
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

ferre044@mc.duke.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

AA, RB, MG, DR, RAB, and PAF conceived and designed the experiments. AA, RB, MG, JO, DR, XL, and CBB performed the experiments. AA, RB, MG, JO, DR, RAB, PAS, and PAF analyzed the data. PAF contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. PAF wrote the paper.