About the Authors

Sixto M. Leal Jr

Affiliations Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Susan Cowden

Affiliation Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Yen-Cheng Hsia

Affiliation Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Mahmoud A. Ghannoum

Affiliation Center for Medical Mycology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Michelle Momany

Affiliation Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Eric Pearlman

Eric.Pearlman@case.edu

Affiliations Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SML EP. Performed the experiments: SML SC YCH. Analyzed the data: SML EP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MAG MM. Wrote the paper: SML EP.