About the Authors

Jike Cui

Address Current address: Center for Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Affiliations Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Graduate Program in Bioinformatics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Suchismita Das

Address Current address: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America.

Affiliation Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Temple F. Smith

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

John Samuelson

jsamuels@bu.edu

Affiliation Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JC SD TFS JS. Performed the experiments: JC SD. Analyzed the data: JC SD TFS JS. Wrote the paper: JC TFS JS.