It’s amazing how quickly we are capable of learning and growing. Our first comic took us nearly a year to complete and now here we are, not even two weeks later, with something new and amazing to share with you all.
On November 10th, 2016, my dear friend Christina Fitzsimmons gave a talk about the research she’s been doing for the past 5 years, fulfilling one of the final requirements to earn herself a Ph.D. from the University of California – San Francisco. Her school live streamed her talk, so although I wasn’t there, I was able to watch and support her with love from Wisconsin. Christina (or Fitzy, as everyone calls her) has a background in chemistry, often working with problems, equipment, and techniques that are very unfamiliar to me even though I also have a passion for and study science. But as she was talking, I couldn't help but see the cartoon pages unfold before my eyes. And so another comic was born.
With this new series, Scientist Spotlight, we hope to show you all of the wonderful questions that scientists are actively working on and expose you to the breadth of research that you may not have realized even existed. Hopefully you’ll enjoy reading and learning about these research endeavors as much as we’ll enjoy learning and creating them.
-Jaye, Khoa, & Kelly