About the Authors

Yadunanda Kumar, Cui Liang, Steven R. Tannenbaum
Interdisciplinary Research Group in Infectious diseases, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Singapore, Singapore

Yadunanda Kumar, Steven R. Tannenbaum
Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Zheng Bo, Jagath C. Rajapakse
School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, Singapore

Eng Eong Ooi
DUKE-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore

Corresponding Author

ybudigi@mit.edu

Competing Interests

Yadunanda Kumar, Steven Tannenbaum, EngEong Ooi and Jagath Rajapakse have applied for a patent on some of the markers identified in the study. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SRT YK EEO. Performed the experiments: YK CL ZB. Analyzed the data: YK ZB JCR SRT EEO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZB JCR EEO. Wrote the paper: YK SRT EEO JCR.