Scientists tackle graphic design

I spent the better part of the morning today poring over the proofs for an article on some of my postdoc work that was recently accepted into the Journal of Immunology. This is Figure 7. It may not look like much, but that is what I think makes it remarkable. Thanks to my former postdoc advisor, Jim Paulson, who sent me back to the drawing board over and over and over and over again, this simple little diagram describes three different complicated-to-explain assays that I did to ultimately demonstrate that a certain cell surface receptor is able to recycle back to the cell surface after being internalized by the cell. This was by far the best training in design that I have ever had, and I just wanted to post this as a little reminder to myself.