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Dr Fatemeh Moheimani

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

Career Summary

Biography

Fatemeh graduated from Faculty of Pharmacy, Shiraz, Iran with the Doctorate degree in Pharmacy (Pharm-D). She then moved to Australia to pursue her research career. Fatemeh completed her Master of Medical Science (by research: the effect of a novel polyunsaturated fatty acid on development of atherosclerosis in apoE deficient mice) at University of Adelaide in 2005 and her PhD (molecular mechanisms linking diabetes with atherosclerosis) at University of Sydney in 2009. She was offered various scholarships, travel grants and postgraduate grants, e.g. GlaxoSmithKline postgraduate grant (2007-2008: $25,000) during her postgraduate trainings. She also worked as a researcher and taught in various Medical Institutes and Universities. 

Fatemeh was offered her postdoctoral research fellow at RMIT University in 2010 where she was investigating molecular mechanisms that regulate platelet thrombus formation. During her position at RMIT, Fatemeh co-supervised several Masters and PhD students, acted as postdoctoral representative in school of medical sciences, was successful in obtaining several travel grants and attended prestigious national and international conferences such as Australian Vascular Biology Society (AVBS) meeting (2012), the Gordon Research Conference-Haemostasis, New Hampshire, USA (2012) and the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Kyoto, Japan (2011).

Fatemeh was then offered her postdoctoral fellow position in Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology area at School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of Newcastle, in 2013, under the supervision of Prof Knight. She has established Prof Knight’s laboratory and collaborated closely with expertise in the field, including Prof Peter Wark and Prof Philip Hansbro to investigate the importance of tissue and cell specific mechanisms that contribute to the respiratory diseases, particularly asthma. Fatemeh is addressing how the structure and function of epithelial cells contribute to asthma. 

Research Expertise
Fatemeh is a research scientist with background in Biochemistry/Pharmacy and extensive medical research experience in cardiovascular field. The outcomes of her research have revealed essential molecular mechanisms linking diabetes with atherosclerosis. Fatemeh has expanded her research expertise to the respiratory field since 2013. She is particularly interested in asthma and investigating the importance of tissue and cell specific mechanisms that contribute to the disease. Fatemeh is addressing how the structure and function of epithelial cells contribute to asthma.

Teaching Expertise
Fatemeh’s has acted as co-supervisor of Masters and PhD students. She also acted as academic supervisor of 8 undergraduate students of professional practice in Discipline of Laboratory Medicine, RMIT University with 100% and 78% good teaching score in 2013. In addition, she has teaching experience as practical tutor in subjects of ‘Traditional Chinese medicine’, ‘Medical science 1’, ‘Medical science 2’, and ‘Essentials of Pathophysiology’ in UTS from 2006 to 2008 as well as teaching in Microbial control of medicines lab and Industrial pharmacy lab in Faculty of Pharmacy, Shiraz, Iran from 2001 to 2002. 

Qualifications

  • PhD (Medicine), University of Sydney
  • Master of Medical Science, University of Adelaide
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PhD), Shiraz University - Iran

Keywords

  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Haemostasis
  • Medical science
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacology
  • Professional practice in Discipline of Laboratory Medicine, RMIT University

Languages

  • Persian (excluding Dari) (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110203 Respiratory Diseases 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Post Doctoral Research Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/04/2013 -  Postdoctoral Fellow University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2013 -  Membership - The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
Australia
1/01/2010 - 1/03/2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow RMIT University
School of Medical Sciences
1/01/2010 - 31/12/2012 Membership - Australian Vascular Biology Society Australian Vascular Biology Society
Australia
1/01/2010 - 1/03/2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow RMIT University
1/08/2009 - 1/12/2009 Research Scientist The Heart Research Institute, Sydney
Australia
1/08/2009 - 1/12/2009 Research Scientist The Heart Research Institute, Sydney
Australia
1/01/2007 - 31/12/2009 Membership - Australian Atherosclerosis Society ASM Australian Atherosclerosis Society ASM
Australia
1/07/2006 - 1/06/2008 Practical Tutor University of Technology Sydney
Department of Medical and Molecular Biosciences
Australia
1/09/2005 - 1/01/2006 Research Assistant Flinders Medical Centre, SA
Department of Medical Biochemistry, School of Medicine
Australia
1/01/2003 - 1/03/2003 Research Assistant University of Newcastle
Discipline of Experimental Pharmacology, School of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Health
Australia
1/12/2001 - 1/10/2002 Teaching and Research Assistant Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Faculty of Pharmacy
Iran, Islamic Republic of
1/01/2001 - 31/12/2006 Membership - Pharmacist Association, Registered Pharmacist Iranian Pharmacist Association
Australia

Awards

Recipient

Year Award
2014 Early Career Researcher Grant
Unknown

Research Award

Year Award
2014 New Staff Grant
Unknown
2014 John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust
Unknown
2013 Hunter Medical Research Institute PROJECT FUNDING
Hunter Medical Research Institute
2012 CASS Foundation Travel Grant
Unknown
2012 RMIT Travel Grant
RMIT University
2011 Japanese Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Asian-Pacific Scholarship (JSTH/APS)
Unknown
2011 RMIT Travel Grant
Unknown
2008 Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS)
Unknown
2007 GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Postgraduate Grant Support
Unknown
2007 Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS)
Unknown
2006 Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
University of Sydney
2003 Departmental Postgraduate Scholarship
University of Adelaide
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Hirota JA, Marchant DJ, Singhera GK, Moheimani F, Dorscheid DR, Carlsten C, et al., 'Urban particulate matter increases human airway epithelial cell IL-1ß secretion following scratch wounding and H1N1 influenza A exposure in vitro.', Exp Lung Res, 41 353-362 (2015)
DOI 10.3109/01902148.2015.1040528
Co-authors Darryl Knight
2014 Alshahrani MM, Yang E, Yip J, Ghanem SS, Abdallah SL, de Angelis AM, et al., 'CEACAM2 negatively regulates hemi (ITAM-bearing) GPVI and CLEC-2 pathways and thrombus growth in vitro and in vivo', BLOOD, 124 2431-2441 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1182/blood-2014-04-569707
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2014 Alshahrani MM, Yang E, Yip J, Ghanem SS, Abdallah SL, deAngelis AM, et al., 'CEACAM2 negatively regulates hemi (ITAM-bearing) GPVI and CLEC-2 pathways and thrombus growth in vitro and in vivo.', Blood, 124 2431-2441 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1182/blood-2014-04-569707
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2012 Moheimani F, Kim CHJ, Rahmanto AS, van Reyk DM, Davies MJ, 'Inhibition of lysosomal function in macrophages incubated with elevated glucose concentrations: A potential contributory factor in diabetes-associated atherosclerosis', ATHEROSCLEROSIS, 223 144-151 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2012.04.026
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2012 Moheimani F, Jackson DE, 'P2Y(12) receptor: platelet thrombus formation and medical interventions', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, 96 572-587 (2012) [C3]
DOI 10.1007/s12185-012-1188-5
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
2011 Moheimani F, Tan JTM, Brown BE, Heather AK, van Reyk DM, Davies MJ, 'Effect of Exposure of Human Monocyte-Derived Macrophages to High, versus Normal, Glucose on Subsequent Lipid Accumulation from Glycated and Acetylated Low-Density Lipoproteins', EXPERIMENTAL DIABETES RESEARCH, (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1155/2011/851280
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2011 Moheimani F, Jackson DE, 'Venous thromboembolism: classification, risk factors, diagnosis, and management.', ISRN hematology, 2011 124610 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.5402/2011/124610
2010 Moheimani F, Moore L, Ferrante JV, Trout N, Hii CS, Ferrante A, 'Inhibition of Atherosclerotic Lesion Development in the ApoE(-/-) Mouse by a Novel beta-oxa Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid', JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR PHARMACOLOGY, 56 431-439 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1097/FJC.0b013e3181f1d420
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2010 Moheimani F, Morgan PE, van Reyk DM, Davies MJ, 'Deleterious effects of reactive aldehydes and glycated proteins on macrophage proteasomal function: Possible links between diabetes and atherosclerosis', BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-MOLECULAR BASIS OF DISEASE, 1802 561-571 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.bbadis.2010.02.007
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17
2003 Moheimani F, Bahri Najafi R, Mohammadi Samania S, Pishvab N, 'Formulation and Clinical Evaluation of Povidone-Iodine Ophthalmic Drop', Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 2 157-160 (2003)
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Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Moheimani F, Roth H, Cross J, Reid A, Shaheen F, Warner S, et al., 'SUPPRESSION OF beta-CATENIN/CBP SIGNALING INHIBITS EPITHELIAL-MESENCHYMAL TRANSITION AND MIGRATION OF HUMAN AIRWAY EPITHELIUM', RESPIROLOGY (2015)
Co-authors Philip Hansbro
2011 Moheimani F, Ashman LK, Wright MD, Jackson DE, 'Novel molecular association of ADP purinergic receptor, P2Y12 with tetraspanin superfamily member, CD151 in human platelets', JOURNAL OF THROMBOSIS AND HAEMOSTASIS (2011)
Co-authors Leonie Ashman
2008 Moheimani F, van Reyk DM, Davies MJ, 'Do glucose and reactive aldehydes modulate the removal of glycated proteins by proteasomes?', ARTERIOSCLEROSIS THROMBOSIS AND VASCULAR BIOLOGY, Atlanta, GA (2008) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 3
Total funding $42,512

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20142 grants / $32,512

Mechanisms of dysregulated antiviral signallings to influenza infection in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease$27,512

Funding body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Funding body John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund
Project Team Doctor Alan Hsu, Doctor Fatemeh Moheimani, Professor Darryl Knight, Conjoint Professor Peter Wark
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400435
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Role of the transcriptional co-activator p300 in resetting epithelial differentiation: A potential pathway involved in asthma prevention and therapy$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Fatemeh Moheimani
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301262
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20131 grants / $10,000

Role of the transcriptional co-activator p300 in resetting epithelial differentiation: A potential pathway involved in asthma prevention and therapy$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Fatemeh Moheimani, Professor Darryl Knight, Miss Kirsty Wark, Doctor Alan Hsu, Doctor Malcolm Starkey
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301174
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Role of Mechanical Forces in Asthma Pathogenesis
General Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2011 Tyrosine kinase inhibitors modulate platelet reactivity and platelet function
Medical Science, RMIT University
Co-Supervisor
2011 Investigating novel platelet immunoreceptors ‘CEACAM2’ in contact-dependent events that modulate platelet thrombus formation
Medical Science, RMIT University
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012 Physical association of ADP purinergic receptor, P2Y12, with tetraspanin CD151 on human platelets
Medical Science, RMIT University
Co-Supervisor
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News

PhD Scholarship - Role of mechanical forces in asthma pathogenesis

PhD Scholarship - Role of mechanical forces in asthma pathogenesis

July 30, 2014

Applications are open for a PhD scholarship at the University of Newcastle. As the successful applicant you will undertake your doctoral studies in the Priority Research Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Disease at the Hunter Medical Research Institute in Newcastle.

Dr Fatemeh Moheimani

Position

Post Doctoral Research Fellow
The Priority Research Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email fatemeh.moheimani@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 40420363

Office

Room HMRI 2101
Building The Hunter Medical Research Institute
Location The University of Newcastle

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