Illustrating Biology


Presenting research requires to clearly lay out the time frame, effect, and significance of each of its parts: when is each part of the protocol happening? What consequence does this action have on the others? How do these results compare to one another? Why does it matter? Without an complete understanding of these details, experiments easily appear convoluted and their purpose is obscured.


Over my time as a researcher I have created a number of illustrations for the projects I was a part of. This requires to identify:

• The audience for the image

• What information is most important

• Which information should be emphasized


Constructing images which combine all of these different elements with proper information hierarchy can be a challenge. Below are some examples wherein I have used composition, color, and contrast to represent some complex biological protocols and processes in immunology.