About the Authors

Jie Dong

Affiliation Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Shari Sutor

Affiliation Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Guoqian Jiang

Affiliation Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Department of Health Sciences Research, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Yajun Cao

Affiliation Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Yan W. Asmann

Affiliation Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Department of Health Sciences Research, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Dennis A. Wigle

wigle.dennis@mayo.edu

Affiliation Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DAW JD. Performed the experiments: JD SS YC. Analyzed the data: JD GJ YAW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SS JD GJ. Wrote the paper: JD DAW.