About the Authors

Thomas A. Peterson

Affiliations Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, University of California, San Francisco, Institute for Computational Health Science, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Iris Ivy M. Gauran

Affiliation Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Junyong Park

Affiliation Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

DoHwan Park

Affiliation Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Maricel G. Kann

mkann@umbc.edu

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TAP MGK. Performed the experiments: TAP IIMG DP. Analyzed the data: TAP IIMG DP JP MGK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TAP IIMG DP MGK. Wrote the paper: TAP DP MGK.