About the Authors

Haixi Miao, Lin Chen, Sean M. Riordan, Wenjun Li, Santiago Juarez, Andrea M. Crabb, M. Rosario Hernandez
Department of Ophthalmology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Thomas J. Lukas
Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Pan Du, Simon M. Lin
Robert H, Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Alexandria Wise
Department of Biology, City College of New York, New York, New York, United States of America

Olga A. Agapova
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Ping Yang
Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Charles C. Gu
Division of Biostatistics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Corresponding Author

m-hernandez-neufeld@northwestern.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MRH. Performed the experiments: HM LC SMR WL SJ AMC AW OAA PY. Analyzed the data: PD SML CG. Wrote the paper: HM TL MRH.