Volume 89A, Number 4, April 2016 Cover Image


On the cover: The donut shape and corresponding deformability of normal human red blood cells can be utilized to study their form and function in health and in disease, and to pinpoint different cells in a mixed population. The cover depicts the schematics of a linear optical stretcher designed for these particular goals. Read the accompanying article by Roth and coworkers in this issue of Cytometry Part A.

Cover design by Bärbel Beran [www.beran-design.de].