About the Authors

João M. Furtado

Contributed equally to this work with: João M. Furtado, Liam M. Ashander

Affiliation Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Liam M. Ashander

Contributed equally to this work with: João M. Furtado, Liam M. Ashander

Affiliation Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Kathleen Mohs

Affiliation Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Timothy J. Chipps

Affiliation Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Binoy Appukuttan

Affiliation Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Justine R. Smith

justine.smith@flinders.edu.au

Affiliations Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JMF LMA TJC BA JRS. Performed the experiments: JMF LMA KM. Analyzed the data: JMF LMA JRS. Wrote the paper: JRS JMF LMA. Review of manuscript: JMF LMA KM TJC BA.