About the Authors

Daniel Menendez

Contributed equally to this work with: Daniel Menendez, Maria Shatz

Affiliation Chromosome Stability Group, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

Maria Shatz

Contributed equally to this work with: Daniel Menendez, Maria Shatz

Affiliation Chromosome Stability Group, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

Kathleen Azzam

Affiliation Host Defense Group, Laboratory of Respiratory Biology, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

Stavros Garantziotis

Affiliation Clinical Research Unit, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

Michael B. Fessler

Affiliation Host Defense Group, Laboratory of Respiratory Biology, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

Michael A. Resnick

resnick@niehs.nih.gov

Affiliation Chromosome Stability Group, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DM MS SG MBF MAR. Performed the experiments: DM MS KA. Analyzed the data: DM MS SG MBF MAR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DM SG MBF MAR. Wrote the paper: DM MS SG MBF MAR.