Team Leader: Hiroaki Iwata,
Most of my research has been on autoimmune bullous diseases, and I’ve pursued it with the graduate student Dr. Mayumi Kamaguchi and the laboratory technician Mika Tanabe. Dr. Kamaguchi researches the diagnoses and pathogeneses of mucous membrane pemphigoid, making use of the knowledge she acquired in the Department of Oral Medicine, and she’s consistently given us interesting results. Ms. Tanabe had supported us in our experiments since she came to Hokkaido University in 2013, but she left the team in March 2018. It’s been quite a blow to us, but we’re etermined to keep pressing forward.
I wasn’t able to complete my major research paper in FY2017, so in FY2018, I’m determined to work even harder to get it done. In contrast, Dr. Kamaguchi has been constantly esenting case studies and writing papers. I’ll help her polish her findings into fine papers.
As for me, I’ve been researching with a doctor from the Department of Dentistry, which is exciting because it’s given me more opportunities to acquire knowledge I never would’ve
acquired otherwise. I was given the opportunity to present at a meeting of oral internal medicine and to exchange opinions there with doctors in areas other than dermatology. It
enriched me a lot. Thanks to making acquaintances with people in a wide range of areas, I’ve continued to study mainly cultured cells and I’m able to come up with ideas for research
easily. I appreciate everyone who’s made this possible.
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