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Dr Veer Gupta

Adjunct Associate Professor

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Veer is an Adjunct Associate Professor within the School of Medical and Health Sciences.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Bio-Chemistry, India, 2009.
  • Master of Science Biochemistry, India, 2002.
  • Bachelor of Science, India, 2001.


Recent Research Grants

  • Blood biomarkers for the diagnosis of pre-clinical Alzheimer’s disease employing the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network cohort,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Project Grants,  2017 - 2022,  $1,125,804.
  • Establishing a blood-based biomarker panel for pre-clinical Alzheimer's disease,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship Scheme,  2018 - 2022,  $716,778.
  • Developing a blood-based biomarker panel for Alzheimer's disease,  BrightFocus Foundation,  Alzheimer's Disease Research - Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards,  2015 - 2018,  $126,876.
  • 4.4B1 Novel Therapeutics for AD Testosterone Trial,  CRC For Mental Health,  CRC Grant,  2011 - 2018,  $1,068,045.
  • Investigating peripheral biochemical changes during familial Alzheimer s disease progression.,  Dementia Australia Research Foundation,  AADRF - Dementia Grants Program,  2016 - 2017,  $50,000.
  • Infrastructure Award,  Department of Health WA,  SHRAC - New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support Award,  2015 - 2017,  $10,000.
  • Establishing a combined ocular and blood biomarker panel for Alzheimer’s disease.,  Australian National University,  ANU - Dementia CRC - Grant,  2014 - 2015,  $517,977.
  • An innovative approach to identify specific biomarkers for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease,  Australian National University,  ANU - Dementia CRC - Grant,  2013 - 2014,  $115,000.
  • Discovery and Validation of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers in human plasma,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Project Grants,  2011 - 2014,  $352,524.
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy facilities – Advancing cutting-edge chemical, biological, energy and materials research in Western Australia,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Infrastructure),  2014,  $1,666,000.
  • The Australian Imaging, Biomarker and Lifestyle Study of Ageing - Round 2,  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  Science Industry Endowment Fund Agreement,  2010 - 2013,  $5,341,586.
  • Initiating an Indo-Australian cooperation for early diagnosis and prediction in the aged population: Partnering the universities for a tactical approach to Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions,  Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,  Australia-India Council,  2011 - 2013,  $4,000.
  • Investigating the Association Between APOE Promoter Polymorphisms and Plasma APOE levels: A Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2009 - 2010,  $24,830.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Dhiman, K., Gupta, V., Villemagne, V., Eratne, D., Graham, P., Fowler, C., Bourgeat, P., Li, Q., Collins, S., Bush, A., Rowe, C., Masters, C., Ames, D., Hone, E., Blennow, K., Zetterberg, H., Martins, R., (2020), Cerebrospinal fluid neurofilament light concentration predicts brain atrophy and cognition in Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring, 12(1), Article number e12005, DOI: 10.1002/dad2.12005.
  • Lim, B., Fowler, C., Li, Q., Rowe, C., Dhiman, K., Gupta, V., Masters, C., Doecke, J., Martins, R., Collins, S., Diamandi, E., (2020), Decreased cerebrospinal fluid neuronal pentraxin receptor is associated with PET-Aβ load and cerebrospinal fluid Aβ in a pilot study of Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroscience Letters, 731(July), Article 135078, DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2020.135078.
  • Pedrini, S., Hone, E., Gupta, V., James, I., Teimouri, E., Bush, A., Rowe, C., Villemagne, V., Ames, D., Masters, C., Rainey-Smith, S., Verdile, G., Sohrabi, H., Raida, M., Wenk, M., Taddei, K., Chatterjee, P., Martins, I., Laws, S., Martins, R., (2020), Plasma High Density Lipoprotein Small Subclass is Reduced in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients and Correlates with Cognitive Performance. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 77(2), 733-744, Netherlands, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/JAD-200291.
  • Hata, S., Omori, C., Kimura, A., Saito, H., Kimura, N., Gupta, V., Pedrini, S., Hone, E., Chatterjee, P., Taddei, K., Kasuga, K., Ikeuchi, T., Waragai, M., Nishimura, M., Hu, A., Nakaya, T., Meijer, L., Maeda, M., Yamamoto, T., Masters, C., Rowe, C., Ames, D., Yamamoto, K., Martins, R., Gandy, S., Suzuki, T., (2019), Decrease in p3-Alcb37 and p3-Alcb40, products of Alcadein b generated by g-secretase cleavages, in aged monkeys and patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, 5(2019), 740-750, DOI:
  • Ashton, N., Nevado-Holgado, A., Barber, I., Lynham, S., Gupta, V., Chatterjee, P., Goozee, K., Hone, E., Pedrini, S., Blennow, K., Scholl, M., Zetterberg, H., Ellis, K., Bush, A., Rowe, C., Villemagne, V., Ames, D., Masters, C., Aarsland, D., Powell, J., Lovestone, S., Martins, R., Hye, A., (2019), A plasma protein classifier for predicting amyloid burden for preclinical Alzheimer’s disease. Science Advances, 5(2), Article number eaau7220, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau7220.
  • Dhiman, K., Blennow, K., Zetterberg, H., Martins, R., Gupta, V., (2019), Cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers for understanding multiple aspects of Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 76(10), 1833-1863, DOI: 10.1007/s00018-019-03040-5.
  • Fernando, B., Rainey-Smith, S., Kirby, S., Villemagne, V., Burnham, S., Macaulay, SL., Brown, B., Gupta, V., Sohrabi, H., Weinborn, M., Taddei, K., Laws, S., Goozee, K., Ames, D., Fowler, C., Maruff, P., Masters, C., Salvado, O., Rowe, C., Martins, R., (2018), Associations of dietary protein and fiber intake with brain and blood amyloid-β. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 61(4), 1589-1598, Netherlands, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/JAD-170742.
  • Martins, R., Villemagne, V., Sohrabi, H., Chatterjee, P., Shah, T., Verdile, G., Fraser, P., Taddei, K., Gupta, V., Rainey-Smith, S., Hone, E., Pedrini, S., Lim, F., Martins, I., Frost, S., Gupta, S., O'Bryant, S., Rembach, A., Ames, D., Ellis, K., Fuller, S., Brown, B., Kirby, S., Fernando, B., Bharadwaj, P., Burnham, S., Laws, S., Barron, A., Goozee, K., Wahjoepramono, EJ., Asih, P., Doecke, J., Salvado, O., Bush, A., Rowe, C., Gandy, S., Masters, C., (2018), Alzheimer’s Disease: A Journey from Amyloid Peptides and Oxidative Stress, to Biomarker Technologies and Disease Prevention Strategies—Gains from AIBL and DIAN Cohort Studies. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 62(3), 965-992, Netherlands, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/JAD-171145.
  • Dheer, Y., Chitranshi, N., Gupta, V., Abbasi, M., Mirzaei, M., You, Y., Chung, R., Graham, S., Gupta, V., (2018), Bexarotene Modulates Retinoid-X-Receptor Expression and Is Protective Against Neurotoxic Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Response and Apoptotic Pathway Activation. Molecular Neurobiology, 55(12), 9043-9056, Humana Press Inc., DOI: 10.1007/s12035-018-1041-9.
  • Mirzaei, M., Gupta, V., Chick, JM., Greco, TM., Wu, Y., Chitranshi, N., Vander Wall, R., Hone, E., Deng, L., Dheer, Y., Abbasi, M., Rezaeian, M., Braidy, N., You, Y., Hosseini Salekdeh, G., Haynes, PA., Molloy, MP., Martins, R., Cristea, IM., Gygi, SP., Graham, SL., Gupta, VK., (2017), Age-related neurodegenerative disease associated pathways identified in retinal and vitreousproteome from human glaucoma eyes. Scientific Reports, 7(1), Article number 12685, Lonon, United Kingdom, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-12858-7.
  • Chitranshi, N., Dheer, Y., Vander Wall, R., Gupta, V., Abbasi, M., Graham, S., Gupta, V., (2017), Computational analysis unravels novel destructive single nucleotide polymorphisms in the non-synonymous region of human caveolin gene. Gene Reports, 6(1 March), 142-157, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.genrep.2016.08.008.
  • O'Bryan, S., Mielke, M., Rissman, R., Lista, S., Vanderstichele, H., Zetterberg, H., Lewczuk, P., Posner, H., Hall, J., Johnson, L., Fong, Y., Luthman, J., Jeromin, A., Batrla-Utermann, R., Villarreal, A., Britton, G., Snyder, P., Henriksen, K., Grammas, P., Gupta, V., Martins, R., Hampel, H., (2017), Blood-based biomarkers in Alzheimer disease: Current state of the science and a novel collaborative paradigm for advancing from discovery to clinic. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 13(1), 45-58, United States, Elsevier Science Inc., DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2016.09.014.
  • Lim, YY., Rainey-Smith, S., Lim, Y., Laws, S., Gupta, V., Porter, T., Bourgeat, P., Ames, D., Fowler, C., Salvado, O., Villemagne, V., Rowe, C., Masters, C., Zhou, XF., Martins, R., Maruff, P., (2017), BDNF Val66Met in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease is associated with short-term changes in episodic memory and hippocampal volume but not serum mBDNF. International Psychogeriatrics, 29(11), 1825-1834, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/S1041610217001284.
  • Gupta, V., Mirzaei, M., Gupta, V., Chitranshi, N., Dheer, Y., Vanderwall, R., Abbasi, M., You, Y., Chung, R., Graham, S., (2017), Glaucoma is associated with plasmin proteolytic activation mediated through oxidative inactivation of neuroserpin. Scientific Reports, 7(8412), 18p., United Kingdom, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-08688-2.
  • Chitranshi, N., Dheer, Y., Gupta, V., Abbasi, M., Mirzaei, M., You, Y., Chung, R., Graham, S., Gupta, V., (2017), PTPN11 induces endoplasmic stress and apoptosis in SH-SY5Y cells. Neuroscience, 364(2017), 175-189, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2017.09.028.
  • Pedrini, S., Gupta, V., Hone, E., Doecke, J., O’bryant, S., James, I., Bush, AI., Rowe, CC., Villemagne, VL., Ames, D., Masters, CL., Martins, R., (2017), A blood-based biomarker panel indicates IL-10 and IL-12/23p40 are jointly associated as predictors of beta-amyloid load in an AD cohort. Scientific Reports, 7(OCT 25 2017), Article number 14057, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-14020-9.
  • Gupta, V., Hone, E., Pedrini, S., Doecke, J., O'Bryant, S., James, I., Bush, A., Rowe, C., Villemagne, V., Ames, D., Masters, C., Martins, R., (2017), Altered levels of blood proteins in Alzheimer’s disease longitudinal study: Results from Australian Imaging Biomarkers lifestyle study of ageing cohort. Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring, 8(2017), 60-72, United States, Elsevier Science Inc., DOI: 10.1016/j.dadm.2017.04.003.
  • Muenchhoff, J., Poljak, A., Thalamuthu, A., Gupta, V., Chatterjee, P., Raffery, M., Masters, C., Morris, J., Bateman, J., Fagan, A., Martins, R., Sachdev, P., (2016), Changes in the plasma proteome at asymptomatic and symptomatic stages of autosomal dominant Alzheimer's disease. Scientific Reports, 6(2016), Article no. 29078, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/srep29078.
  • Chitranshi, N., Gupta, V., Dheer, Y., Gupta, V., Vander Wall, R., Graham, S., (2016), Molecular determinants and interaction data of cyclic peptide inhibitor with the extracellular domain of TrkB receptor. Data in Brief, 6(March 2016), 776-782, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2016.01.016.
  • Barr, R., Verdile, G., Wijaya, L., Morici, M., Taddei, K., Gupta, V., Pedrini, S., Jin, L., Nicolazzo, JA., Knock, E., Fraser, P., Martins, R., (2016), Validation and characterization of a novel peptide that binds monomeric and aggregated β-Amyloid and inhibits the formation of neurotoxic oligomers. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 291(2), 547-559, Bethesda, USA, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc., DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M115.679993.
  • Gupta, V., Gupta, V., (2016), Using Technology, Bioinformatics and Health Informatics Approaches to Improve Learning Experiences in Optometry Education, Research and Practice. Healthcare, 4(86), 12p., Switzerland, MDPI, DOI: 10.3390/healthcare4040086.
  • Bird, S., Sohrabi, H., Sutton, T., Weinborn, M., Rainey-Smith, S., Brown, B., Patterson, L., Taddei, K., Gupta, V., Carruthers, M., Lenzo, N., Knuckey, N., Bucks, R., Verdile, G., Martins, R., (2016), Cerebral amyloid-β accumulation and deposition following traumatic brain injury-A narrative review and meta-analysis of animal studies. Neuroscience & Biobehavioural Reviews, 64(2016), 215-228, Elsevier Ltd, DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2016.01.004.
  • Chatterjee, P., Lim, F., Shui, G., Gupta, V., James, I., Fagan, A., Xiong, C., Sohrabi, H., Taddei, K., Brown, B., Benzinger, T., Masters, C., Snowden, S., Wenk, M., Bateman, R., Morris, J., Martins, R., (2016), Plasma Phospholipid and Sphingolipid Alterations in Presnilin1 Mutation Carriers: A Pilot Study. Journal of Alzheimer's disease, 50(3), 887-894, Netherlands, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/JAD-150948.
  • Rainey-Smith, S., Brown, B., Sohrabi, H., Shah, T., Goozee, K., Gupta, V., Martins, R., (2016), Curcumin and cognition: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study of community-dwelling older adults. The British Journal of Nutrition: an international journal of nutritional science, 115(12), 2106-2113, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/S0007114516001203.
  • Gupta, V., Doecke, J., Hone, E., Pedrini, S., Laws, S., Thambisetty, M., Bush, A., Rowe, C., Villemagne, V., Ames, D., Masters, C., Macaulay, SL., Rembach, A., Rainey-Smith, S., Martins, R., (2016), Plasma apolipoprotein J as a potential biomarker for Alzheimer's disease: Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle study of aging. Alzheimers and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, 3(2016), 18-26, Elsevier Inc., DOI: 10.1016/j.dadm.2015.12.001.
  • Gupta, V., Gupta, V., Chitranshi, N., Gangoda, S., Vander Wall, R., Abbasi, M., Golzan, M., Dheer, Y., Shah, T., Avolio, A., Chung, R., Martins, R., Graham, S., (2016), One protein, multiple pathologies: multifaceted involvement of amyloid β in neurodegenerative disorders of the brain and retina. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 73(22), 4279-4297, Birkhauser Verlag AG, DOI: 10.1007/s00018-016-2295-x.
  • O'Bryant, S., Lista, S., Rissman, R., Edwards, M., Zhang, F., Hall, J., Zetterberg, H., Lovestone, S., Gupta, V., Graff-Radford, N., Martins, R., Jeromin, A., Waring, S., Oh, E., Kling, M., Baker, L., Hampel, H., (2016), Comparing biological markers of Alzheimer's disease across blood fraction and platforms: Comparing apples to oranges. Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring, 3(2016), 27-34, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.dadm.2015.12.003.
  • Gupta, V., Chitranshi, N., Gupta, V., Golzan, M., Dheer, Y., Vander Wall, R., Georgevsky, D., King, A., Vickers, JC., Chung, R., Graham, S., (2016), Amyloid β accumulation and Inner retinal degenerative changes in Alzheimer’s disease transgenic mouse. Neuroscience Letters, 623(2016), 52-56, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2016.04.059.
  • Gupta, V., Wilson, A., Burnham, S., Hone, E., Pedrini, S., Laws, S., Lim, F., Rembach, A., Rainey-Smith, S., Ames, D., Cobiac, L., Macaulay, SL., Masters, C., Rowe, C., Bush, A., Martins, R., (2015), Follow-up plasma apolipoprotein E levels in the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Flagship Study of Ageing (AIBL) cohort. Alzheimer's Research and Therapy, 7(1), Article no.16, United Kingdom, BioMed Central Ltd., DOI: 10.1186/s13195-015-0105-6.
  • O'Bryant, SE., Gupta, V., Henriksen, K., Edwards, M., Jeromin, A., Lista, S., Bazenet, C., Soares, H., Lovestone, S., Hampel, H., Montine, T., Blennow, K., Foroud, T., Carrillo, M., Graff-Radford, N., Laske, C., Breteler, M., Shaw, L., Trojanowski, J., Schupf, N., Rissman, R., Fagan, A., Oberoi, P., Umek, R., Weiner, M., Grammas, P., Posner, H., Martins, R., (2015), Guidelines for the standardization of preanalytic variables for blood-based biomarker studies in Alzheimer's disease research. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 11(5), 549-560, United States, Elsevier Inc., DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2014.08.099.
  • Chatterjee, P., Gupta, V., Fagan, A., Jasielec, M., Xiong, C., Sohrabi, H., Dhaliwal, S., Taddei, K., Bourgeat, P., Brown, B., Benzinger, T., Bateman, R., Morris, J., Martins, R., (2015), Decreased Platelet APP Isoform Ratios in Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer's Disease: Baseline Data from a DIAN Cohort Subset. Current Alzheimer Research, 12(2), 157-164, Bussum, Netherlands, Bentham Science Publishers, DOI: 10.2174/1567205012666150204125732.
  • Xu, H., Gupta, V., Martins, I., Martins, R., Fowler, CJ., Bush, AI., Finkelstein, DI., Adlard, PA., (2015), Zinc affects the proteolytic stability of Apolipoprotein E in an isoform-dependent way. Neurobiology of Disease, 81(September 2015), 38-48, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.nbd.2015.06.016.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Utility of CSF Biomarkers for the Diagnosis, Prognosis and Assessment of Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s disease

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Human Biology),  Plasma insulin-degrading enzyme: Characterisation and evaluation as a potential biomarker for alzheimer's disease.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Comparing live to recorded music and stories using multiple psychoneuroendocrine and psychological measures
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