About the Authors

Jason T. Fong

Contributed equally to this work with: Jason T. Fong, Neelu Puri

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford, Illinois, United States

Ryan J. Jacobs

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford, Illinois, United States

David N. Moravec

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford, Illinois, United States

Srijayaprakash B. Uppada

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford, Illinois, United States

Gregory M. Botting

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford, Illinois, United States

Marie Nlend

Affiliation Thermo Fisher Scientific, Rockford, Illinois, United States of America

Neelu Puri

Contributed equally to this work with: Jason T. Fong, Neelu Puri

neelupur@uic.edu

Affiliation Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford, Illinois, United States

Competing Interests

The authors have the following interests: Dr. Marie Nlend is employed by Thermo Fisher Scientific. There are no 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: NP JF RJ. Performed the experiments: JF RJ DM GB. Analyzed the data: NP JF RJ SBU DM GB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NP MN. Wrote the paper: NP JF RJ SBU DM GB.