After I left Hokkaido University, I was notified that my
treatise had finally been accepted. I’d like to express
my deepest appreciation to Professor Shimizu, Dr.
Abe, and the other doctors of the 4th Lab for their kind
guidance and assistance.
This paper focused on using a far-infrared probe to
visualize aggregated cells of lesions in murine models
of graft-versus-host disease. I started by wondering
whether it might be possible to observe CD4 and
CD8 lymphocytes aggregated in the cutaneous lesions
of live mice. Dr. Abe help me to realize my first idea,
how to do those experiments and how to write up my
research as a treatise. Toward the end of my stay at
Hokkaido University, I was thinking about whether it
might be possible to visualize the detailed distribution
of cells on the skin by using the probe in conjunction
with the two-photon excitation microscopy. However,
it was time for me to return to my home country. How I
wished to continue my research in the 4th Lab!
I’d like to thank all the members of the 4th Lab, and
Dr. Saito, who worked so hard and helped me so much
to keep mice for experiments. Thank you all for your
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