About the Authors

Greg Clark

Contributed equally to this work with: Greg Clark, Josh Russell

gbclark@utexas.edu

Affiliations Department of Molecular Biosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America, Freshman Research Initiative, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America, Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Josh Russell

Contributed equally to this work with: Greg Clark, Josh Russell

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Peter Enyeart

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Brant Gracia

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Aimee Wessel

Affiliation Institut Pasteur, Unité de Génétique des Biofilms, Département de Microbiologie, Paris, France

Inga Jarmoskaite

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Damon Polioudakis

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Yoel Stuart

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Tony Gonzalez

Affiliations Freshman Research Initiative, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America, Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Al MacKrell

Affiliations Freshman Research Initiative, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America, Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Stacia Rodenbusch

Affiliations Freshman Research Initiative, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America, Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Gwendolyn M. Stovall

Affiliations Freshman Research Initiative, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America, Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Josh T. Beckham

Affiliations Freshman Research Initiative, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America, Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Michael Montgomery

Affiliations Freshman Research Initiative, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America, Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Tania Tasneem

Affiliation Austin Independent School District, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Jack Jones

Affiliation Austin Independent School District, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Sarah Simmons

Affiliation Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States of America

Stanley Roux

Affiliations Department of Molecular Biosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America, Freshman Research Initiative, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America, Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.