Mechanobiology and Microfluidics Research Group

The Mechanobiology and Microfluidics Research Group is dedicated to exploring the complex mechanobiology of the human cardiovascular system using advanced microfluidic technologies.

Mechanobiology and Microfluidics Research Group engineers artificial vessel models to recapitulate the structural, biophysical, and hemodynamic properties of human vessels under customised physiological and pathophysiological conditions.

We use these vessel models for exploring fundamental molecular and cellular processes underlying various cardiovascular diseases and screening new drugs.

Our research is interdisciplinary and includes researchers from RMIT’s School of Health and Biomedical Sciences and School of Engineering.

Key research areas

Mechanobiology of the human cardiovascular system

Organ-on-chip microfluidic platforms for modelling cardiovascular diseases

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Our leadership team

Contact our leadership team if you have any questions about our research group.

Dr Sara Baratchi

Head of Mechanobiology lab, School of Health and Biomedical Sciences

Associate Professor Khashayar Khoshmanesh

Head of Microfluidics lab, School of Engineering

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Translational Immunology and Nanotechnology

Our research group sits within the ‘Translational Immunology and Nanotechnology’ (TIN) Theme. This theme was created to drive innovation in omics/precision medicine, nanotechnology and point-of-care devices.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.