Maria C. Jaimes
Cytek Biosciences Inc.
California, USA


Dr. Maria Jaimes earned her MD degree at the Universidad Javeriana in Colombia (South America).
Dr Jaimes completed her postdoctoral training at Stanford University in the department of Microbiology and Immunology. During her postdoc, she worked at characterizing the immune responses to both rotavirus and influenza viruses after natural infection and immunization. 
In 2005, Dr Jaimes joined BD Biosciences.  While at BD, Maria worked in different aspects of quality assurance and standardization of flow cytometry assays. 
Since 2015, Maria has been working at Cytek Biosciences and is part of the R&D team who developed the Aurora Full Spectrum Cytometer. Dr Jaimes has overseen the instrument characterization, verification, and development of multicolor applications. Besides her responsibilities within the R&D team, Dr Jaimes leads the Technical Applications Support team worldwide

Selected publications:
  • Park LM, Lannigan J, Jaimes MC. OMIP-069: Forty-Color Full Spectrum Flow Cytometry Panel for Deep Immunophenotyping of Major Cell Subsets in Human Peripheral Blood. Cytometry A 2020;97:1044-1051
  • Ferrer-Font L, Pellefigues C, Mayer JU, Small SJ, Jaimes MC, Price KM. Panel Design and Optimization for High-Dimensional Immunophenotyping Assays Using Spectral Flow Cytometry. Curr Protoc Cytom 2020;92:e70
  • Jaimes MC, Maecker HT, Yan M, Maino VC, Hanley MB, Greer A, Darden JM, D'Souza MP. Quality assurance of intracellular cytokine staining assays: analysis of multiple rounds of proficiency testing. J Immunol Methods 2011;363:143-57
  • Feng N, Jaimes MC, Lazarus NH, Monak D, Zhang C, Butcher EC, Greenberg HB. Redundant role of chemokines CCL25/TECK and CCL28/MEC in IgA+ plasmablast recruitment to the intestinal lamina propria after rotavirus infection. J Immunol 2006;176:5749-59
  • Jaimes MC, Rojas OL, Kunkel EJ, Lazarus NH, Soler D, Butcher EC, Bass D, Angel J, Franco MA, Greenberg HB. Maturation and trafficking markers on rotavirus-specific B cells during acute infection and convalescence in children. J Virol 2004;78:10967-76