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Mechanobiology and Microfluidics

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Latest Achievements

Australian Vascular Biology Society (AVBS) Achievement and Career Development Award (2023)

Alice Baker and Eleanor Shaw Gender Equity Fellowship (2023)

Established Researcher Award, STEM College, RMIT University (2022)

Inaugural Outstanding Service Award, The Australian Society for Mechanobiology (2021)

Best Basic Research Award, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (2020)

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Associate Professor Sara Baratchi Laboratory Head
We are dedicated to explaining the complex mechanobiology of the human cardiovascular system using advanced microfluidic technologies.



Nadia Chandra Gianmarco Concilia Habiba Danish Dr Nalin Dayawansa Adam Hawke Panagiotis Iliopoulos Manijeh Khanmohammadi Yasmin Mirzaalikhan Sergio Aguilera Suarez Thayana Torquato

Affiliates and Collaborators

A/Prof Khashayar Khoshmanesh Dr Peter Thurgood Rumbidzai Zizhou


About the Mechanobiology and Microfluidics laboratory

We are focussed on the mechanobiology — mechanisms used by cells to sense and respond to mechanical forces — of the human cardiovascular system. We also work on organ-on-chip microfluidic platforms for modelling cardiovascular diseases.

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With the rising number of Australians affected by diabetes, heart disease and stroke, the need for research is more critical than ever.

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