Postdoc Aimee Jaramillo-Lambert was the first person to submit an abstract for The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC). Find out more about what she will present and why she can’t wait for TAGC.
Aimee Jaramillo-Lambert, PhD
Laboratory of Biochemistry and Genetics
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health
I am excited about the first TAGC meeting in Florida because I just get so much out of meetings. I have attended the 15th, 16th, and 20th International C. elegans Meetings and the 2012 Model Organisms to Human Biology meeting, all hosted by the Genetics Society of America. These conferences are great venues to interact with top-notch scientists from all over the world! I am really interested in TAGC because I will hopefully get to learn more about germline development and meiosis in other model organisms.
I am a postdoc in NIDDK at NIH, and I study this unusual paternal-effect lethal mutant in C. elegans. I have recently determined that this mutant perturbs sperm meiosis so that oocytes are fertilized by anucleate sperm; the embryos actually develop for many cell divisions before dying.
I think sharing my findings with students, postdocs, and PIs who work with different model organisms will be very worthwhile. And fun.
I have been attending the C. elegans meetings for years (I did my grad work with worms too) and like the idea of broadening my exposure to many other organisms. My whole lab is excited to attend this meeting. We all submitted abstracts early.
I really love working in the lab. This particular mutant has been challenging to study, but it is turning out to be quite unique and interesting. It has taken me in a direction I was not anticipating, but that’s what is cool about research: you go where the science takes you.
When I’m not in the lab, I enjoy spending time with my husband, two-year old daughter, and two dogs. I’m also an avid runner.