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Dr Sara Baratchi

MSc (Microbiology) | PhD (Cellular biology/Neurochemistry)

Dr Sara Baratchi is head of Mechanobiology and Microfluidics Research Group at RMIT. The major focus of her lab is to understand the key signaling events that leads to the development and progression of cardiovascular disease using innovative microfluidic-based 'organ-on-a-chip' models of the human circulatory system. These models are technology platforms that facilitate drug discovery and fundamental research.


  • ARC Linkage Grant (LP190100728): “Microfluidic platforms for studying foam cell formation in vessels” (2021–2023)
  • ARC Discovery grant (DP200101248): “A microfluidic approach to study the mechanobiology of ageing blood vessels” (2020–2022)
  • ARC DECRA grant (DE170100239): “The molecular basis of endothelial mechano-transduction through TRPV4” (2017–2020)
  • Enabling Capability Grant, RMIT University (2016 and 2019)
  • Emerging Researcher Award from RMIT’s School of Health and Biomedical Science (2015)
  • RMIT Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015–2018)
  • Australian Endeavour Fellowship, Australian Government (2010)

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