About the Authors

Sina Ghaemmaghami

Contributed equally to this work with: Sina Ghaemmaghami, Misol Ahn

Affiliations Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Misol Ahn

Contributed equally to this work with: Sina Ghaemmaghami, Misol Ahn

Affiliation Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Pierre Lessard

Affiliations Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Kurt Giles

Affiliations Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Giuseppe Legname

Address Current address: Neurobiology Sector, SISSA, Trieste, Italy

Affiliations Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Stephen J. DeArmond

Affiliations Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Stanley B. Prusiner

stanley@ind.ucsf.edu

Affiliations Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SG MA KG GL SBP. Performed the experiments: SG MA PL SJD. Analyzed the data: SG KG GL SJD SBP. Wrote the paper: SG SJD SBP.