About the Authors

Mirela Matecic

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia Health System, School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Daniel L. Smith Jr

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia Health System, School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Xuewen Pan

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, High Throughput Biology Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Nazif Maqani

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia Health System, School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Stefan Bekiranov

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia Health System, School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Jef D. Boeke

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, High Throughput Biology Center, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Jeffrey S. Smith

jss5y@virginia.edu

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia Health System, School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MM DLSJ SB JSS. Performed the experiments: MM DLSJ XP NM SB. Analyzed the data: MM DLSJ XP NM SB JDB JSS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JDB. Wrote the paper: MM XP JSS.