After a year long review, my first paper finally got published. The paper went through 3 rounds of revision, where I believe that the 3rd round was not really necessary and added ~2 months to the review process.
Nevertheless, I’m delighted that the paper is finally publsihed on PLoS Genetics
The long path to publication
While it may sound straightforward. Reaching the end of this project took quite a bit of time
How it all started
It all started when I was an undergrad, looking at labs for my 4th year thesis project. I was told by my former PI that there was a project that involved fluorescence imaging, . Moreover, I also had around a month of free time before the start of my undergraduate research and being involved in this project means that I can do some kind of work at that time.
This project was very exciting to me as it gives me independence, I was able to do it by myself.
I initially planned to leave Japan at the end of my undergrad,
Initial ideas and plans
At first, the project was simple. To investigate what the
The discovery and change of ideas
By reading more and more papers, I got several ideas on these aggregates.
Things that did not go according to plan
Creating a mutant cell line
Failed CRISPR-Cas9 experiments
Review, review and review
We decided to submit the paper