About the Authors

Jiarong Gao

Contributed equally to this work with: Jiarong Gao, Ning Yang

Roles Conceptualization, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Cellular and Molecular Biology Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Ning Yang

Contributed equally to this work with: Jiarong Gao, Ning Yang

Roles Investigation, Methodology, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Chemistry and the Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Fred A. Lewis

Roles Conceptualization, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Current address: Bernville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Affiliation Biomedical Research Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Peter Yau

Roles Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

James J. Collins III

Roles Conceptualization, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Current address: Department of Pharmacology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Jonathan V. Sweedler

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Project administration, Supervision, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

jsweedle@illinois.edu (JVS); pnewmark@morgridge.org (PAN)

Affiliation Department of Chemistry and the Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Phillip A. Newmark

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Project administration, Supervision, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

jsweedle@illinois.edu (JVS); pnewmark@morgridge.org (PAN)

Affiliations Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States of America, Morgridge Institute for Research, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and the authors of this manuscript have the following competing interest: A patent application has been filed by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and is pending. Use of a Rotifer-Derived Compound and its Analogs for Preventing Schistosomiasis. US Application #: 16/445766, covers the use of this novel molecule and its derivatives in preventing schistosome infection.