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Mr Kevin Taddei

Research Associate

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5107, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO17.320A
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5107
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO17.320A  


Kevin is a Research Associate in Neuroscience within the School of Medical and Health Sciences.


  • Bachelor of Science, Curtin University of Technology, 1994.


Recent Research Grants

  • Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network,  Washington University,  Grant,  2009 - 2020,  $1,108,109.
  • AIBL: Agreement with Biogen for provision of AIBL Data and samples,  Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health,  Grant,  2016 - 2019,  $1,561,504.
  • Head Injury and Testosterone (HIT),  Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research,  Neurotrauma Research Program,  2013 - 2017,  $148,701.
  • CSIRO/Janssen AIBL Neuroscience Program,  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  Janssen Neuroscience Program,  2014 - 2015,  $231,018.
  • A study of the kinetics of biomarkers and their presumptive relationship with brain amyloid ,  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  Araclon Biotech ,  2014 - 2015,  $132,200.
  • Establishing a combined ocular and blood biomarker panel for Alzheimer’s disease.,  Australian National University,  ANU - Dementia CRC - Grant,  2014 - 2015,  $517,977.
  • Ocular Imaging Project NeuroVision Imaging,  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  NeuroVision Imaging, LLC Grant,  2013 - 2015,  $152,999.
  • Dementia Collaborative Research Council - Lipid Profiles in Alzheimer's Disease,  Australian National University,  ANU - Dementia CRC - Grant,  2011 - 2014,  $90,000.
  • Peripheral Clearance of Amyloid-beta (Aβ) using Novel Binding Peptides,  Alzhyme Pty Ltd,  Grant,  2011 - 2014,  $800,000.
  • Enhancing Peripheral Clearance of Beta Amyloid as a Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Grant,  2010 - 2013,  $529,125.
  • Proteomics for discovery of novel biomarkers,  Australian National University,  ANU - Dementia CRC - Grant,  2011 - 2013,  $117,075.
  • Assess suitability of multiplexing,  Australian National University,  ANU - Dementia CRC - Grant,  2011 - 2013,  $241,785.
  • 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.
  • Neon Transfection System and Biomedical Research Grade -30oC Freezer for Alzheimer’s and Melanoma Research,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Equipment Grant 2011,  2011 - 2012,  $10,927.
  • Evaluation of candidate biomarkers in platelets,  Australian National University,  ANU - Dementia CRC - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $89,020.
  • Dementia Collaborative Research Centre (Round2): Early Diagnosis and Prevention - PROJECT 3 (ECUPO3) - Plasma IDE Measurement,  Department of Health,  Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $187,075.
  • Dementia Collaborative Research Centre (Round2): Early Diagnosis and Prevention - PROJECT 2 (ECUPO2) - Plasma apoE Measurement,  Department of Health,  Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $100,674.
  • -30C Freezer for Increased Tissue/Blood Storage Capacity in the Alzheimer's Disease Research Laboratory,  Edith Cowan University,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $12,266.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Bates, K., Sohrabi, H., Rainey-Smith, S., Weinborn, M., Bucks, R., Rodrigues, M., Taddei, K., Martins, G., Paton, A., Shah, T., Dhaliwal, S., Foster, J., Martins, I., Lautenschlager, N., Mastaglia, L., Gandy, S., (2017), Serum high-density lipoprotein is associated with better cognitive function in a cross-sectional study of aging women. International Journal of Neuroscience, 127(3), 243-252, Taylor and Francis Ltd, DOI: 10.1080/00207454.2016.1182527.
  • Peters, K., Davis, W., Taddei, K., Martins, R., Masters, C., Davis, T., Bruce, D., (2017), Plasma amyloid-β Peptides in Type 2 Diabetes: A matched case-control study. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 56(3), 1127-1133, Amsterdam, Netherlands, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/JAD-161050.
  • Gardener, S., Rainey-Smith, S., Sohrabi, H., Weinborn, M., Verdile, G., Fernando, B., Lim, YY., Harrington, K., Burnham, S., Taddei, K., Masters, C., Macaulay, S., Rowe, C., Ames, D., Maruff, P., Martins, R., (2017), Increased carbohydrate intake is associated with poorer performance in verbal memory and attention in an APOE genotype-dependent manner. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 58(1), 193-201, Amsterdam, Netherlands, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/JAD-161158.
  • Brown, B., Sohrabi, H., Taddei, K., Gardener, S., Rainey-Smith, S., Peiffer, J., Xiong, C., Fagan, A., Benzinger, T., Buckles, V., Erickson, K., Clarnette, R., Shah, T., Masters, C., Weiner, M., Cairns, N., Rossor, M., Graff-Radford, N., Salloway, S., Voglein, J., Laske, C., Noble, J., Schofield, P., Bateman, R., Morris, J., Martins, R., (2017), Habitual exercise levels are associated with cerebral amyloid load in presymptomatic autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 13(11), 1197-1206, United States, Elsevier Science Inc., DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2017.03.008.
  • Frost, S., Robinson, L., Rowe, C., Ames, D., Masters, C., Taddei, K., Rainey-Smith, S., Martins, R., Kanagasingam, Y., (2017), Evaluation of cholinergic deficiency in preclinical Alzheimer's disease using pupillometry. Journal of Ophthalmology, 2017(August 2017), Article no. 7935406, New York, USA, Hindawi Ltd., DOI: 10.1155/2017/7935406.
  • Goozee, K., Chatterjee, P., James, I., Shen, K., Sohrabi, H., Asih, P., Dave, P., Ball, B., Manyan, C., Taddei, K., Chung, R., Garg, M., Martins, R., (2017), Alterations in erythrocyte fatty acid composition in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease. Scientific Reports, 7(1), Article number 676, London, United Kingdom, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-00751-2.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gardener, S., Sohrabi, H., Shen, K., Rainey-Smith, S., Weinborn, M., Bates, K., Shah, T., Foster, J., Lenzo, N., Salvado, O., Laske, C., Laws, S., Taddei, K., Martins, R., (2016), Cerebral Glucose Metabolism is Associated with Verbal but not Visual Memory Performance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 52(2), 661-672, Netherlands, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/JAD-151084.
  • Wahjoepramono, EJ., Asih, P., Aniwiyanti, V., Taddei, K., Dhaliwal, S., Fuller, S., Foster, J., Carruthers, M., Verdile, G., Sohrabi, H., Martins, R., (2016), The effects of testosterone supplementation on cognitive functioning in older men. CNS and Neurological Disorders, 15(3), 337-343, Bentham Science Publishers B.V., DOI: 10.2174/1871527315666151110125704.
  • Brown, B., Rainey-Smith, S., Villemagne, V., Weinborn, M., Bucks, R., Sohrabi, H., Laws, S., Taddei, K., Macaulay, SL., Ames, D., Fowler, C., Maruff, P., Masters, C., Rowe, C., Martins, R., (2016), The relationship between sleep quality and brain amyloid burden. Sleep, 39(5), 1063-1068, Westchester, USA, Associated Professional Sleep Societies,LLC, DOI: 10.5665/sleep.5756.
  • 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.
  • Rembach, A., Evered, L., Li, Q., Nash, T., Vidaurre, L., Fowler, CJ., Pertile, KK., Rumble, RL., Trounson, BO., Maher, S., Mooney, F., Farrow, M., Taddei, K., Rainey-Smith, S., Laws, S., Macaulay, SL., Wilson, W., Darby, DG., Martins, R., Ames, D., Collins, S., Silbert, B., Masters, CL., Doecke, JD., Aibl Research Group, .., (2015), Alzheimer's Disease cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers are not influenced by gravity drip or aspiration extraction methodology. Alzheimer's Research and Therapy, 7(2015), Article number 71, London, United Kingdom, BioMed Central Ltd., DOI: 10.1186/s13195-015-0157-7.
  • Li, Q., Villemagne, V., Doecke, J., Rembach, A., Sarros, S., Varghese, S., McGlade, A., Laughton, K., Pertile, K., Fowler, C., Rumble, R., Trounson, B., Taddei, K., Rainey-Smith, S., Laws, S., Robertson, J., Evered, L., Silbert, B., Ellis, K., Rowe, C., Macaulay, S., Darby, D., Martins, R., Ames, D., Masters, C., Collins, S., (2015), Alzheimer’s Disease Normative Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers Validated in PET Amyloid-β Characterized Subjects from the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle (AIBL) study. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 48(1), 175-187, Amsterdam, Netherlands, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/JAD-150247.
  • Sohrabi, H., Bates, K., Weinborn, M., Bucks, R., Rainey-Smith, S., Rodrigues, M., Bird, S., Brown, B., Beilby, J., Howard, M., Criddle, A., Wraith, M., Taddei, K., Martins, G., Paton, A., Shah, T., Dhaliwal, S., Mehta, P., Foster, J., Martins, I., Lautenschlager, N., Mastaglia, F., Laws, S., Martins, R., (2015), Bone mineral density, adiposity, and cognitive functions. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 7(FEB), Article no. 16, Lausanne, Switzerland, Frontiers Research Foundation, DOI: 10.3389/fnagi.2015.00016.
  • Gardener, S., Rainey-Smith, S., Barnes, M., Sohrabi, H., Weinborn, M., Lim, Y., Harrington, K., Taddei, K., Gu, Y., Rembach, A., Szoeke, C., Ellis, K., Masters, C., Macaulay, S., Rowe, C., Ames, D., Keogh, J., Scarmeas, N., Martins, R., For the Aibl, RG., (2015), Dietary patterns and cognitive decline in an Australian study of ageing. Molecular Psychiatry, 20(7), 860-866, United Kingdom, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/mp.2014.79.
  • Asih, P., Wahjoepramono, EJ., Aniwiyanti, V., Wijaya, L., De Ruyck, K., Taddei, K., Fuller, SJ., Sohrabi, H., Dhaliwal, SS., Verdile, G., Carruthers, M., Martins, R., (2015), Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Older Male Subjective Memory Complainers: Double-Blind Randomized Crossover Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial of Physiological Assessment and Safety. CNS and Neurological Disorders, 14(5), 576-586, Bussum, Netherlands, Bentham Science Publishers B.V..
  • Cysique, LA., Hewitt, T., Croitoru-Lamoury, J., Taddei, K., Martins, R., Chew, CS., Davies, NN., Price, P., Brew, BJ., (2015), APOE e4 moderates abnormal CSF-abeta-42 levels, while neurocognitive impairment is associated with abnormal CSF tau levels in HIV+ individuals - A cross-sectional observational study. BMC Neurology, 15(1), Article no. 51, BioMed Central Ltd., DOI: 10.1186/s12883-015-0298-0.
  • Albrecht, MA., Szoeke, C., Maruff, P., Savage, G., Lautenschlager, NT., Ellis, KA., Taddei, K., Martins, R., Masters, CL., Ames, D., Foster, JK., (2015), Longitudinal cognitive decline in the AIBL cohort: The role of APOE e4 status. Neuropsychologia, 75(2015), 411-419, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.06.008.
  • Johnson, L., Sohrabi, H., Hall, J., Taddei, K., Edwards, M., O'Bryant, S., Martins, R., (2015), A depressive endophenotype of poorer cognition among cognitively healthy community-dwelling adults: results from the Western Australia memory study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 30(8), 881-886, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/gps.4231.
  • Gardener, S., Rainey-Smith, S., Macaulay, SL., Taddei, K., Rembach, A., Maruff, P., Ellis, K., Masters, C., Rowe, C., Ames, D., Keogh, J., Martins, R., Aibl Group, T., (2015), Comparative analysis of the Cancer Council of Victoria and the online Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation FFQ. British Journal of Nutrition, 114(10), 1683-1693, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/S0007114515003335.
  • 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.
  • Verdile, G., Laws, S., Henley, D., Ames, D., Bush, A., Ellis, K., Faux, N., Gupta, V., Li, Q., Masters, C., Pike, K., Rowe, C., Szoeke, C., Taddei, K., Villemagne, V., Martins, R., (2014), Associations between gonadotropins, testosterone and β amyloid in men at risk of Alzheimer's disease. Molecular Psychiatry, 19(1), 69-75, United Kingdom, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/mp.2012.147.
  • Villemagne, V., Dore, V., Yates, P., Brown, B., Mulligan, R., Bourgeat, P., Veljanoski, R., Rainey-Smith, S., Ong, K., Rembach, A., Williams, R., Burnham, S., Laws, S., Salvado, O., Taddei, K., Macaulay, SL., Martins, R., Ames, D., Masters, C., Rowe, C., (2014), En Attendant Centiloid. Advances in Research, 2(12), 723-729, Online, Science Domain International, DOI: 10.9734/AIR/2014/11599.
  • Rembach, A., Faux, N., Watt, A., Pertile, K., Rumble, R., Trounson, B., Fowler, C., Roberts, B., Perez, K., Li, Q., Laws, S., Taddei, K., Rainey-Smith, S., Robertson, J., Vandijck, M., Vanderstichele, H., Barnham, K., Ellis, K., Szoeke, C., Macaulay, L., Rowe, C., Villemagne, V., Ames, D., Martins, R., Bush, A., Masters, C., Aibl Research Group, T., (2014), Changes in plasma amyloid beta in a longitudinal study of aging and Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 10(1), 53-61, United States, Elsevier Science Inc., DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2012.12.006.
  • Brown, B., Bourgeat, P., Peiffer, J., Burnham, S., Laws, S., Rainey-Smith, S., Bartres-Faz, D., Villemagne, V., Taddei, K., Rembach, A., Bush, A., Ellis, K., Macaulay, SL., Rowe, C., Ames, D., Masters, C., Maruff, P., Martins, R., (2014), Influence of BDNF Val66Met on the relationship between physical activity and brain volume. Neurology, 83(15), 1345-52, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000000867.
  • Lim, F., Lam, SM., Shui, G., Mondal, A., Ong, D., Duan, X., Creegan, R., Martins, I., Sharman, M., Taddei, K., Verdile, G., Wenk, M., Martins, R., (2013), Effects of a high-fat, high-cholesterol diet on brain lipid profiles in apolipoprotein E E3 and E4 knock-in mice. Neurobiology of Aging, 34(9), 2217-2224, United States, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2013.03.012.
  • Brown, B., Peiffer, J., Taddei, K., Lui, J., Laws, S., Gupta, V., Taddei, T., Ward, V., Rodrigues, M., Burnham, S., Rainey-Smith, S., Villemagne, V., Bush, A., Ellis, K., Masters, C., Ames, D., Macaulay, L., Szoeke, C., Rowe, C., Martins, R., (2013), Physical activity and amyloid-β plasma and brain levels: results from the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Study of Ageing. Molecular Psychiatry, 18(8), 875-881, United Kingdom, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/mp.2012.107.
  • Sharman, M., Moussavi Nik, S., Chen, M., Ong, D., Wijaya, L., Laws, S., Taddei, K., Newman, M., Lardelli, M., Martins, R., Verdile, G., (2013), The Guinea Pig as a Model for Sporadic Alzheimer's Disease (AD): The Impact of Cholesterol Intake on Expression of AD-Related Genes. PLoS One, 8(6), e66235, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066235.
  • Frost, S., Kanagasingam, Y., Sohrabi, H., Taddei, K., Bateman, R., Morris, J., Benzinger, T., Goate, A., Masters, C., Martins, R., (2013), Pupil Response Biomarkers Distinguish Amyloid Precursor Protein Mutation Carriers from Non-Carriers. Current Alzheimer Research, 10(8), 790-796, Netherlands, Bentham Science Publishers, DOI: 10.2174/15672050113109990154.
  • Foster, J., Albrecht, M., Savage, G., Lautenschlager, N., Ellis, K., Maruff, P., Szoeke, C., Taddei, K., Martins, R., Masters, C., Ames, D., (2013), Lack of reliable evidence for a distinctive e4-related cognitive phenotype that is independent from clinical diagnostic status: findings from the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Study. Brain: a journal of neurology, 136(7), 2201-16, DOI: 10.1093/brain/awt127.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Impact Of Nutrition On Cognition And Its Association With Blood And Brain Alzheimer Disease Related Biomarkers
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