About the Authors

Wagner Shin Nishitani

Affiliations Department of Bioengineering and Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, The Capes Foundation, Ministry of Education of Brazil, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil

Taher A. Saif

yingxiao@uiuc.edu (YW); saif@illinois.edu (TAS)

Affiliation Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Yingxiao Wang

yingxiao@uiuc.edu (YW); saif@illinois.edu (TAS)

Affiliations Department of Bioengineering and Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Integrative and Molecular Physiology, Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WSN YW. Performed the experiments: WSN. Analyzed the data: WSN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TAS. Wrote the paper: WSN TAS YW.