In January, we hosted Ryoya, a Ph.D student from the Nara Institute of Technology in Japan join us for a month long visit. Ryoya is from the Laboratory of Applied Stress and Microbiology at Nara, and is supervised by Dr. Takagi.
Ryoya helped us apply deconvolution algorithm to our spinning disc confocal data on septins. He learned how to use our experimentally determined point spread function data to reduce background, increase intensity and overall increase resolution of septin structures as observed below. Thanks for your hard work Ryoya and come back and visit any time.