About the Authors

Elizabeth Scribner

Affiliation Department of Mathematics, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Olivier Saut

Affiliation Department of Mathematics, University of Bordeaux, Talence, France

Paula Province

Affiliation Department of Neurology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Asim Bag

Affiliation Department of Radiology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Thierry Colin

Affiliation Department of Mathematics, University of Bordeaux, Talence, France

Hassan M. Fathallah-Shaykh

hfathall@uab.edu

Affiliations Department of Mathematics, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America, Department of Neurology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HF-S OS ES TC. Performed the experiments: HF-S ES PP OS AB TC. Analyzed the data: HF-S ES PP OS AB TC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HF-S ES OS TC. Wrote the paper: HF-S ES PP OS AB TC.