About the Authors

Nil Tandogan

Affiliation Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Pegah N. Abadian

Affiliation Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Slava Epstein

e.goluch@neu.edu (EDG); s.epstein@neu.edu (SE); yoshiteruaoi@hiroshima-u.ac.jp (YA)

Affiliation Department of Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Yoshiteru Aoi

e.goluch@neu.edu (EDG); s.epstein@neu.edu (SE); yoshiteruaoi@hiroshima-u.ac.jp (YA)

Affiliations Department of Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Institute for Sustainable Science and Development, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

Edgar D. Goluch

e.goluch@neu.edu (EDG); s.epstein@neu.edu (SE); yoshiteruaoi@hiroshima-u.ac.jp (YA)

Affiliation Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NT SE YA EDG. Performed the experiments: NT PNA YA. Analyzed the data: NT PNA SE YA EDG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SE EDG. Wrote the paper: NT SE YA EDG.