Staff profile: Joel Rimes

Staff profile: Joel Rimes

Illuminate newsletter index page, December 2018
December 2018

Joel Rimes loves the Institute's collaborative culture,
plays basketball and strives to better understand how
immune cells behave in bone marrow.

Joel Rimes

PhD student

Describe your research. I use microscopy to better understand how immune cells behave in the bone marrow, with a particular focus on their role in autoimmune disease.

Why do you enjoy what you do? It’s really interesting to visualise the problem that you’re studying, and at the Institute we have the amazing technology to help us do that.

What is your favourite thing about the Institute’s culture? The collaborative nature. It’s a privilege to be able to work alongside great scientists every day.

What would people be surprised to know about you? I play a lot of basketball; although my one defining characteristic (height) probably makes that less surprising.

Which movie star would play you in a movie adaptation of your life? Keanu Reeves, given our similar range of emotion.

What was your professional highlight of 2018? Helping develop the technology to progress our whole organ time-lapse imaging. It’s something that we really wanted to do and it has changed the way we view our work.

What do you want to be remembered for? I’m okay with being forgotten.