About the Authors

Saif I. Al-Juboori

Contributed equally to this work with: Saif I. Al-Juboori, Anna Dondzillo, Tim C. Lei, Achim Klug

Affiliation Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Anna Dondzillo

Contributed equally to this work with: Saif I. Al-Juboori, Anna Dondzillo, Tim C. Lei, Achim Klug

Affiliation Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

Elizabeth A. Stubblefield

Affiliation Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

Gidon Felsen

Affiliation Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

Tim C. Lei

Contributed equally to this work with: Saif I. Al-Juboori, Anna Dondzillo, Tim C. Lei, Achim Klug

Affiliation Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Achim Klug

Contributed equally to this work with: Saif I. Al-Juboori, Anna Dondzillo, Tim C. Lei, Achim Klug

Achim.klug@ucdenver.edu

Affiliation Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have the following interests. Some of the study's results are integrated into a software program that readers/users can download and use to determine the light requirements of any given optogenetic experiment involving mouse brain. The software package's distribution is administrated by the University Of Colorado Technology Transfer Office. That office and the authors have decided to make the software available as an iPhone/iPad/iPod APP that can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes store. An Android version and a web based version are in progress. At this point, the APP can be downloaded for free, future versions may be associated with a small fee ($1.99 per download). The website's URL is: www.optogeneticsapp.com, or simply go to Apple's APP store and search for the keyword “Optogentics”. There are no further patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SIA-J AD EAS GF AK TCL. Performed the experiments: SIA-J AD EAS GF AK TCL. Analyzed the data: SIA-J AD EAS GF AK TCL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GF AK TCL. Wrote the paper: SIA-J AD EAS GF AK TCL.