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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. 

Qualifications

  • PhD (Medicine), University of Sydney, 12/12/2009
  • Master of Medical Science, University of Adelaide, 18/07/2005
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PhD), Shiraz University - Iran, 25/06/2011

Research

Research keywords

  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Haemostasis

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.

Languages

  • English
  • Persian (Excluding Dari)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110203Respiratory Diseases100

Memberships

Other

  • Member - The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Member - Member of Australian Vascular Biology Society
  • Member - Member of Australian Atherosclerosis Society ASM
  • Member - Member of Iranian Pharmacist Association, Registered Pharmacist

Appointments

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Newcastle, Newcastle (Australia)
01/04/2013
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
RMIT University, Melbourne (Australia)
01/01/2010 - 01/03/2013
Research Scientist
The Heart Research Institute, Sydney (Australia)
01/08/2009 - 01/12/2009

Awards

Other

2014Early Career Researcher Grant
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Early Career Researcher Grant

Research Award.

2014New Staff Grant
University of Newcastle (Australia)
New Staff Grant
2014John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust
The John Hunter Hospital (Australia)
for collaborative work with Dr Hsu, Prof Knight and Prof Wark to investigate the mechanisms of dysregulated antiviral signallings to influenza infection in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
2013Hunter Medical Research Institute PROJECT FUNDING
Hunter Medical Research Institute (Australia)
For collaborative research with Prof Peter Wark, Prof Darryl Knight, Dr Alan Hsu, Dr Fatemeh Moheimani, Dr Katie Baines and Prof Philip Hansbro to investigate the project of "Immunosenescence in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease leads to abnormal innate immune responses to human rhinovirus infection".
2012CASS Foundation Travel Grant
CASS Foundation (Australia)
for Oral presentation at the Gordon Research Seminar
2012RMIT Travel Grant
RMIT University (Australia)
for Poster presentations at the Gordon Research Conference and Seminar
2011Japanese Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Asian-Pacific Scholarship (JSTH/APS)
Japanese Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Asian-Pacific (Japan)
For presentation in the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Kyoto, Japan 23-28 July 2011.
2011RMIT Travel Grant
RMIT University (Australia)
For presentation in the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Kyoto, Japan
2008Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS)
University of Sydney (Australia)
For presentation in Arthrosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Annual Conference 2008, Atlanta, Georgia 16-18 April 2008.
2007GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Postgraduate Grant Support
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) (Australia)
For investigating molecular mechanisms linking diabetes with atherosclerosis.
2007Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS)
University of Sydney (Australia)
For presentation in the Australian Atherosclerosis Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2007.
2006Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
University of Sydney (Australia)
For PhD project "molecular mechanisms linking diabetes with atherosclerosis".
2003Departmental Postgraduate Scholarship
University of Adelaide (Australia)
For Master research investigation "the effect of a novel polyunsaturated fatty acid on development of atherosclerosis in apoE deficient mice".

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Medical science
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacology
  • Professional practice in Discipline of Laboratory Medicine, RMIT University

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.

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Highlighted Publications

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

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Moheimani 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]
2012Moheimani F, Jackson DE, 'P2Y(12) receptor: platelet thrombus formation and medical interventions', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, 96 572-587 (2012) [C3]
2011Moheimani F, Jackson DE, 'Venous thromboembolism: classification, risk factors, diagnosis, and management.', ISRN Hematol, 2011 124610 (2011) [C1]
2010Moheimani 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]
2011Moheimani 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]
2010Moheimani 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]

Publications

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Journal article (8 outputs)

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2014Alshahrani 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, (2014)
2012Moheimani 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]
2012Moheimani F, Jackson DE, 'P2Y(12) receptor: platelet thrombus formation and medical interventions', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEMATOLOGY, 96 572-587 (2012) [C3]
2011Moheimani F, Jackson DE, 'Venous thromboembolism: classification, risk factors, diagnosis, and management.', ISRN Hematol, 2011 124610 (2011) [C1]
2011Moheimani 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]
2010Moheimani 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]
2010Moheimani 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]
2003Moheimani 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 (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Moheimani 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 grants3
Total funding$42,512

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2014 (2 grants)

Mechanisms of dysregulated antiviral signallings to influenza infection in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease$27,512
Funding Body: John Hunter Hospital Charitable Trust Fund

Project Team
Doctor Alan Hsu, Doctor Fatemeh Moheimani, Professor Darryl Knight, Conjoint Professor Peter Wark
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$27,51220142014
GNo:G1400435

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

Project Team
Doctor Fatemeh Moheimani
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020142014
GNo:G1301262

2013 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Fatemeh Moheimani, Professor Darryl Knight, Miss Kirsty Wark, Doctor Alan Hsu, Mr Malcolm Starkey
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020132013
GNo:G1301174
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions2

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2011 PHD Medical Science
RMIT University
Co-SupervisorTyrosine kinase inhibitors modulate platelet reactivity and platelet function
2011 PHD Medical Science
RMIT University
Co-SupervisorInvestigating novel platelet immunoreceptors ‘CEACAM2’ in contact-dependent events that modulate platelet thrombus formation

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2012Masters Medical Science
RMIT University
Co-SupervisorPhysical association of ADP purinergic receptor, P2Y12, with tetraspanin CD151 on human platelets
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Dr Fatemeh Moheimani

Work Phone (02) 40420363
Email
PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
The Priority Research Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
HMRI 2101,
The Hunter Medical Research Institute,
The University of Newcastle
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/fatemeh-moheimani