About the Authors

Xiang Zhang

Affiliations Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America, Center for Environmental Genetics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Irwin Leav

Affiliations Department of Cancer Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Monica P. Revelo

Address Current address: Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Ranjan Deka

Affiliations Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America, Center for Environmental Genetics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America, Center for Genome Information, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Mario Medvedovic

Affiliations Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America, Center for Environmental Genetics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Zhong Jiang

Affiliation Department of Cancer Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Shuk-Mei Ho

shuk-mei.ho@uc.edu

Affiliations Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America, Center for Environmental Genetics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America, Cancer Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: XZ SMH. Performed the experiments: XZ IL. Analyzed the data: XZ IL RD MM SMH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IL MPR RD ZJ SMH. Wrote the paper: XZ IL SMH.