About the Authors

Firas Alhasson

Contributed equally to this work with: Firas Alhasson, Suvarthi Das, Ratanesh Seth

Affiliation Environmental Health and Disease Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Suvarthi Das

Contributed equally to this work with: Firas Alhasson, Suvarthi Das, Ratanesh Seth

Current address: Department of Medicine (Gastroenterology), University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America

Affiliation Environmental Health and Disease Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Ratanesh Seth

Contributed equally to this work with: Firas Alhasson, Suvarthi Das, Ratanesh Seth

Affiliation Environmental Health and Disease Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Diptadip Dattaroy

Affiliation Environmental Health and Disease Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Varun Chandrashekaran

Affiliation Environmental Health and Disease Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Caitlin N. Ryan

Affiliation Second Genome Inc., San Francisco, California, United States of America

Luisa S. Chan

Affiliation Second Genome Inc., San Francisco, California, United States of America

Traci Testerman

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

James Burch

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Lorne J. Hofseth

Affiliation Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, South Carolina College of Pharmacy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Ronnie Horner

Affiliation Department of Health Services, Policy and Management, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Mitzi Nagarkatti

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Prakash Nagarkatti

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Stephen M. Lasley

Affiliation Department of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, Illinois, United States of America

Saurabh Chatterjee

schatt@mailbox.sc.edu

Affiliation Environmental Health and Disease Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The inclusion of researchers from Second Genome Inc. CNR and LSC does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials [http://www.PLOSone.org/static/editorial.action#competing].

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: SC. Data curation: SC RS SML PN MN. Formal analysis: SC RS SML MN PN LJH JB. Funding acquisition: SC SML. Investigation: SC RS SD DD VC FA CNR LSC. Methodology: CNR RS LSC RH TT. Project administration: SC. Resources: SC CNR LSC TT MN PN LJH JB. Software: RS SC CNR LSC. Supervision: SC. Validation: SC RS. Visualization: RS SC. Writing – original draft: SC RS CNR LSC TT. Writing – review & editing: SC SML RS.