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Academic Biography

After completing a doctoral degree in pharmacy in Iran, Dr Fatemeh Moheimani migrated to Australia to follow her passion for research.

She completed a Masters of Medical Science by research, investigating the effect of a novel polyunsaturated fatty acid on the development of atherosclerosis in the University of Adelaide.

A short stint at the Flinders Medical Centre followed before Fatemeh was offered an APA scholarship from the University of Sydney to undertake a PhD to investigate the molecular mechanism linking diabetes with atherosclerosis. During her PhD, Fatemeh attracted prestigious GSK postgraduate ward.

Joining RMIT’s Thrombosis and Vascular Diseases Laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher to work with Prof Denise Jackson in 2010, Fatemeh focused on the role of different regulatory mechanisms of platelets during thrombosis formation. Here, she also gained invaluable experience in running a laboratory, and co-supervising and mentoring postgraduate students and junior staff.

Fatemeh joined the University of Newcastle in 2013 as a postdoctoral fellow to work with Professor Darryl Knight, a preeminent expert on airway epithelium and respiratory diseases. Within the first year, she established the Airway Cell Biology laboratory and Air Liquid Interface (ALI) cell culture in Priority Research Centre of Healthy Lungs in the University of Newcastle, and Viruses, Infections/Immunity, Vaccines and Asthma (VIVA) in the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). Thereafter, Fatemeh has established collaborations nationally and internationally, published manuscripts, attracted research funding, presented in national and international conferences and supervised and mentored a number of undergraduate and postgraduate students and junior staff.

Fatemeh has joined the Teesside University as a Lecturer in Biomedical Science in September 2018. 

Summary of Research Interests

Dr Moheimani's research interests are to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying Respiratory diseases with the goal to provide novel and more effective interventions. She also has a passion to understand molecular mechanisms contributing to cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

PhD and Research Opportunities

Dr Moheimani's laboratory offers PhD projects to understand the underlying mechanisms responsible for pathology of respiratory diseases. In particular, to understand the abnormalities of human airway epithelial cells, which are involved in the first line of defence against noxious inhaled particles and pathogens, in respiratory diseases (e.g. asthma).

Undergraduate Research Supervision

University of Newcastle

  • Co-supervisor of one 4th year Co-op student from UBC upgraded to an honours (2015-2016).
  • Co-supervisor of two 3rd year student (2015).

 Postgraduate Research Supervision

 University of Newcastle

  • Co-supervisor of one PhD student (2015-2017).
  • Supervisor of one completed Masters student of Pharmacy from University of Groningen, Netherlands (thesis marked 9 out of 10 - 2015).
  • Co-supervisor of a junior Postdoc (2014-2017).

RMIT University

  • Co-supervisor of two completed PhD students (2011-2014 and 2012-2015).
  • Co-supervisor of two completed Masters students (2010 and 2012).
  • Mentor of two completed PhD students (2011- 2014) and three Masters students (2010 and 2011).

External Roles and Professional Activities

Societies and Professional Memberships:

2019 – present: European Respiratory Society

2013 – present: Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand

2016 – present: Australian Pulmonary Epithelium Consortium

2017 – 2018: Lung Foundation Australia

2017 – 2018: American Thoracic Society

2014 –2016: Australian Society of Medical Research

2010 –2012: Australian Vascular Biology Society

2007 –2009: Australian Atherosclerosis Society ASM

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Dr Moheimani is lecturing in various modules, including:

  • Genomics and Bioinformatics (postgraduate), Module leader
  • Advanced Biological Aspects of Diseases module (postgraduate) 
  • Molecular and Cellular Pathology module
  • Human Ageing and Diseases module
  • Cell Biology and Microbiology module
  • Clinical Pharmacology module
  • Anatomy and Physiology module
  • Biological Methods module
  • Science Communications and Bioethics module
  • Clinical Correlations of Food and Nutrition module (postgraduate)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sydney

Master, University of Adelaide

Professional Doctorate, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

External positions

Conjoint lecturer, University of Newcastle

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clopidogrel Medicine & Life Sciences
Epithelium Medicine & Life Sciences
Epithelial Cells Medicine & Life Sciences
Atherosclerosis Medicine & Life Sciences
Blood Platelets Medicine & Life Sciences
Thrombosis Medicine & Life Sciences
Macrophages Medicine & Life Sciences
Influenza A virus Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2018

Influenza A virus infection dysregulates the expression of microRNA-22 and its targets; CD147 and HDAC4, in epithelium of asthmatics

Moheimani, F., Koops, J., Williams, T., Reid, A. T., Hansbro, P. M., Wark, P. A. & Knight, D. A., 2 Aug 2018, In : Respiratory Research. 19, 1, p. 145 145.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Influenza A virus
Virus Diseases
Epithelial Cells
2 Citations (Scopus)

Persistent induction of goblet cell differentiation in the airways: Therapeutic approaches

Reid, A. T., Veerati, P. C., Gosens, R., Bartlett, N. W., Wark, P. A., Grainge, C. L., Stick, S. M., Kicic, A., Moheimani, F., Hansbro, P. M. & Knight, D. A., 1 May 2018, In : Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 185, p. 155-169 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Goblet Cells
Cell Differentiation
Chronic Disease
7 Citations (Scopus)

Impaired antiviral stress granule and IFN-β enhanceosome formation enhances susceptibility to influenza infection in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease epithelium

Hsu, A. C. Y., Parsons, K., Moheimani, F., Knight, D. A., Hansbro, P. M., Fujita, T. & Wark, P. A., 1 Jul 2016, In : American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. 55, 1, p. 117-127 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pulmonary diseases
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Human Influenza
Antiviral Agents
17 Citations (Scopus)

The genetic and epigenetic landscapes of the epithelium in asthma

Moheimani, F., Hsu, A. C. Y., Reid, A. T., Williams, T., Kicic, A., Stick, S. M., Hansbro, P. M., Wark, P. A. B. & Knight, D. A., 22 Sep 2016, In : Respiratory Research. 17, 1, 119.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

5 Citations (Scopus)

A complementary role for tetraspanin superfamily member CD151 and ADP purinergic P2Y12 receptor in platelets

Makkawi, M., Moheimani, F., Alserihi, R., Howells, D., Wright, M., Ashman, L. & Jackson, D. E., 1 Jan 2015, In : Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 114, 5, p. 1004-1019 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Purinergic P2Y12 Receptors
Adenosine Diphosphate
Blood Platelets