About the Authors

Tung T. Nguyen

Affiliation BioMaPS Institute for Quantitative Biology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States of America

Steve E. Calvano

Affiliation Department of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

Stephen F. Lowry

Affiliation Department of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

Ioannis P. Androulakis

yannis@rci.rutgers.edu

Affiliations Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States of America, Department of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

Competing Interests

Co-author Ioannis P Androulakis is a PLOS ONE Editorial Board member. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Discussion Input: TTN SEC SFL. Conceived and designed the experiments: TTN IPA. Performed the experiments: TTN. Analyzed the data: TTN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SEC SFL. Wrote the paper: TTN IPA.