About the Authors

Valbona Hoxha

Affiliation Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Chamala Lama

Affiliation Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Peter L. Chang

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Sumit Saurabh

Affiliation Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Naiya Patel

Affiliation Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Nicole Olate

Affiliation Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Brigitte Dauwalder

bdauwalder@uh.edu

Affiliation Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VH CL BD. Performed the experiments: VH CL PLC SS NP NO BD. Analyzed the data: VH CL PLC SS BD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VH PLC BD. Wrote the paper: VH BD.