Dr Baratchi's research focuses on shear stress, the major mechanical force applied on vascular endothelial cells by blood flow and a crucial factor in normal vascular physiology.
Cellular mechanotransduction; cell signalling; ion channels; microscopy; bio-microfluidics.
She uses her knowledge and expertise in this area to collaborate with researchers from the micro-nano materials and devices area at RMIT. The research in microfluidic platforms facilitates immunological studies by enhancing speed, efficiency and sensitivity of current analysis methods and has opened up a new area of automation in immunology. Findings on these collaborative projects have been published in journals such as Biotechnology Advances and Lab on a Chip.
Dr Baratchi was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2015 and is based in the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences.