About the Authors

Beika Lu

Affiliation Department of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Angela LaMora

Affiliation Department of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Yishan Sun

Current address: Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Affiliation Neuroscience Graduate Program, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Michael J. Welsh

Affiliation Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Departments of Internal Medicine, Molecular Physiology, and Biophysics, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Yehuda Ben-Shahar

benshahary@wustl.edu

Affiliation Department of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BL MJW YB-S. Performed the experiments: BL AL YS YB-S. Analyzed the data: BL YB-S. Wrote the paper: BL MJW YB-S.