About the Authors

Natallia Makarava

Affiliation Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Gabor G. Kovacs

Affiliation Institute of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Regina Savtchenko

Affiliation Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Irina Alexeeva

Affiliation Medical Research Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Herbert Budka

Affiliation Institute of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Robert G. Rohwer

Affiliation Medical Research Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Ilia V. Baskakov

Baskakov@umaryland.edu

Affiliations Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NM IVB. Performed the experiments: NM GGK RS IA. Analyzed the data: NM GGK HB IVB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IA RGR. Wrote the paper: IVB GGK HB.