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.
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.