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Dr Hamid Sohrabi

Adjunct Associate Professor

Staff Member Details
Email: h.sohrabi@ecu.edu.au

Hamid is a clinical neuroscientist investigating Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis and treatment. He leads the WA Memory Study, a longitudinal study into the neuropsychological and biological markers dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease.  

Background

Dr Sohrabi completed his PhD in Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Western Australia (UWA) in 2010. He has authored/co-authored more than 30 papers (23 in the last 5 year) in peer-reviewed journals including Lancet Neurology, Molecular Psychiatry, Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Neurobiology of Aging, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Translational Psychiatry and so on. Dr Sohrabi is a regular reviewer for different scientific journals as well as being on editorial boards of two journals. He has presented his data in national and international conferences and was awarded a young researcher’s travel fellowship by the American Alzheimer's Association to present at their International Conference (AAIC-2011) in Paris, France. He has also received the Professional Development Award (ASPIRE Professional Award) from Perth Convention Bureau, (Western Australia), May 2013. More recently, he was awarded an Early Career Excellence Award from the Edith Cowan University; ECU, in September 2014. Dr Sohrabi is the winner of the Cecilia Margaret Hudson Dementia Research Award from the Alzheimer’s Australia (2015). Dr Sohrabi’s work on depressive Endophenotype and future risk of AD as well as his work on olfactory and visual senses and their applications in diagnosing and predicting future pathological cognitive decline has received media attention, both nationally and internationally. Dr Sohrabi has recently joined the Department of Biomedical Sciences of Macquarie University on a part time basis, as the Associate Professor in Clinical Neurosciences.

Professional Associations

  • The Australasian Neuroscience Society (2008-Current);
  • Co-Chair of the Early/Mid-Career Researchers Network at Edith Cowan University (2015-2017);
  • The GeneQol Consortium: Genetic Research into Quality of Life (2014-current)
    www.geneqol-consortium.org;
  • The Asian Society Against Dementia (ASAD) (2013- current)
    www.asiandementia.org.

Awards and Recognition

National and International Awards

  • 2014- The Early Career Research Excellence Award; Edith Cowan University;
  • 2013- The Aspire Professional Development Award (ASPIRE Award) from Perth Convention Bureau and Edith Cowan University;
  • 2012- Australian National University Bursary to participate in “One-Week Longitudinal Data Analysis Course”;
  • 2011-Travel Fellowship from the Alzheimer’s Association (US) to attend and present at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC; previously, ICAD), Paris, France.

National and International Research Positions

  • Associate Professor in Clinical Neurosciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, 201-current;
  • WA Memory Study Lead (2010-current);
  • WA Coordinator of the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN) Study (2011-current);
  • WA Site Lead Neuropsychologist for TOMM40 (TOMMORROW) Study (2013-current).

Other

  • 2016- Co-chair and scientific judge for the Western Australia, ASMR;
  • 2016- Judging Panel Member for Fresh Science Competition, Western Australia.

Research Areas and Interests

  • I am interested in psychological, cognitive, and biological markers of cognitive decline in aging and dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia.
  • Master degree in Clinical Psychology, Iran, 1995.
  • Bachelor of Clinical Psychology, Iran, 1992.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Chatterjee, P., Pedrini, S., Stoops, E., Goozee, K., Villemagne, V., Asih, P., Verberk, I., Dave, P., Taddei, K., Sohrabi, H., Zetterberg, H., Blennow, K., Teunissen, C., Vanderstichele, H., Martins, R. (2021). Plasma glial fibrillary acidic protein is elevated in cognitively normal older adults at risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Translational Psychiatry, 11(2021), Article 27. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41398-020-01137-1.
  • Frost, N., Weinborn, M., Gignac, G., Rainey-Smith, S., Markovic, S., Gordon, N., Sohrabi, H., Laws, S., Martins, R., Peiffer, J., Brown, B. (2021). A Randomized Controlled Trial of High-Intensity Exercise and Executive Functioning in Cognitively Normal Older Adults. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 29(2), 129-140. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2020.06.015.
  • Parker, D., Bucks, R., Rainey-Smith, S., Hodgson, E., Fine, L., Sohrabi, H., Martins, R., Weinborn, M. (2021). Sleep Mediates Age-Related Executive Function for Older Adults with Limited Cognitive Reserve. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 2020(Article in press), 11p.. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355617720001186.
  • Brown, B., Frost, N., Rainey-Smith, S., Doecke, J., Markovic, S., Gordon, N., Weinborn, M., Sohrabi, H., Laws, S., Martins, R., Erickson, K., Peiffer, J. (2021). High intensity exercise and cognitive function in cognitively normal older adults: a pilot randomised clinical trial. Alzheimer's Research and Therapy, 13(Feb), Article number 33. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13195-021-00774-y.

Journal Articles

  • Sohrabi, H., Goozee, K., Weinborn, M., Shen, K., Brown, B., Rainey-Smith, S., Salvado, O., Taddei, K., Bucks, R., Maruff, P., Laws, S., Lenzo, N., Laws, M., Deyoung, C., Speelman, C., Laske, C., Ames, D., Savage, G., Martins, R. (2020). Personality factors and cerebral glucose metabolism in community‑dwelling older adults. Brain Structure and Function, 225(5), 1511–1522. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00429-020-02071-0.
  • Tarawneh, H., Mulders, W., Sohrabi, H., Martins, R., Jayakody, D. (2020). Auditory electrophysiological assessments of Alzheimer’s disease and preclinical stages: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 10(2020), e033308. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033308.
  • Chatterjee, P., Fernando, M., Fernando, B., Dias, C., Shah, T., Silva, R., Williams, S., Pedrini, S., Hillebrandt, H., Goozee, K., Barin, E., Sohrabi, H., Garg, M., Cunnane, S., Martins, R. (2020). Potential of coconut oil and medium chain triglycerides in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, 186(March 2020), Article number 111209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mad.2020.111209.
  • Brini, S., Sohrabi, H., Hebert, J., Forrest, M., Laine, M., Hamalainen, H., Karrasch, M., Peiffer, J., Martins, R., Fairchild, T. (2020). Bilingualism Is Associated with a Delayed Onset of Dementia but Not with a Lower Risk of Developing it: a Systematic Review with Meta-Analyses. Neuropsychology Review, 30(March 2020), 24 p.. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11065-020-09426-8.
  • Chatterjee, P., Cheong, Y., Bhatnagar, A., Goozee, K., Wu, Y., McKay, M., Martins, I., Lim, F., Pedrini, S., Tegg, M., Villemagne, V., Asih, P., Dave, P., Shah, T., Dias, C., Fuller, S., Hillebrandt, H., Gupta, S., Hone, E., Taddei, K., Zetterberg, H., Blennow, K., Sohrabi, H., Martins, R. (2020). Plasma metabolites associated with biomarker evidence of neurodegeneration in cognitively normal older adults. Journal of Neurochemistry, 2020(Article in press), 14p.. https://doi.org/10.1111/jnc.15128.
  • Jayakody, D., Menegola, H., Yiannos, J., Goodman-Simpson, J., Friedland, P., Taddei, K., Laws, S., Weinborn, M., Martins, R., Sohrabi, H. (2020). The peripheral hearing and Central Auditory Processing skills of individuals with subjective memory complaints. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 14(21 August 2020), Article 888. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2020.00888.
  • Chatterjee, P., Mohammadi, M., Goozee, K., Shah, T., Sohrabi, H., Dias, C., Shen, K., Asih, P., Dave, P., Pedrini, S., Ashton, N., Hye, A., Taddei, K., Lovejoy, D., Zetterberg, H., Blennow, K., Martins, R. (2020). Serum Hepcidin Levels in Cognitively Normal Older Adults with High Neocortical Amyloid-β Load. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 76(2020), 291-301. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-200162.
  • Jayakody, D., Tarawneh, H., Menegola, H., Yiannos, J., Friedland, P., Wilson, W., Martins, R., Sohrabi, H. (2020). Systematic review protocol for assessing central auditory functions of Alzheimer's disease and its preclinical stages. BMJ Open, 10(6), Article number e033342. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033342.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-200291.

Journal Articles

  • Chatterjee, P., Elmi, M., Goozee, K., Shah, T., Sohrabi, H., Dias, C., Pedrini, S., Shen, K., Asih, P., Dave, P., Taddei, K., Vanderstichele, H., Zetterberg, H., Blennow, K., Martins, R. (2019). Ultrasensitive Detection of Plasma Amyloid-β as a Biomarker for Cognitively Normal Elderly Individuals at Risk of Alzheimer's Disease. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 71(3), 775-783. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-190533.
  • Dang, C., Yassi, N., Harrington, K., Xia, Y., Lim, YY., Ames, D., Laws, S., Hickey, M., Rainey-Smith, S., Sohrabi, H., Doecke, J., Fripp, J., Salvado, O., Snyder, P., Weinborn, M., Villemagne, V., Rowe, C., Masters, C., Maruff, P. (2019). Rates of age- and amyloid B-associated cortical atrophy in older adults with superior memory performance. Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring, 11(December 2019), 566-575. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dadm.2019.05.005.
  • Tan, S., Sohrabi, H., Weinborn, M., Tegg, M., Bucks, R., Taddei, K., Carruthers, M., Martins, R. (2019). Effects of Testosterone Supplementation on Separate Cognitive Domains in Cognitively Healthy Older Men: A Meta-analysis of Current Randomized Clinical Trials. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 27(11), 1232-1246. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2019.05.008.
  • Schultz, A., Kloet, R., Sohrabi, H., Van Der Weerd, L., Van Rooden, S., Wermer, M., Moursel, L., Yaqub, M., Van Berckel, B., Chatterjee, P., Kirby, S., Taddei, K., Fagan, A., Benzinger, T., Morris, J., Sperling, R., Johnson, K., Bateman, R., Gurol, ME., Van Buchem, M., Martins, R., Chhatwal, J., Greenberg, S. (2019). Amyloid Imaging of Dutch-Type Hereditary Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy Carriers. Annals of Neurology, 86(4), 616-625. https://doi.org/10.1002/ana.25560.
  • Babulal, G., Quiroz, Y., Albensi, B., Arenaza-Urquijo, E., Astell, A., Babiloni, C., Bahar-Fuchs, A., Bell, J., Bowman, G., Brickman, A., Chetelat, G., Ciro, C., Cohen, A., Dilworth-Anderson, P., Dodge, H., Dreux, S., Edland, S., Esbensen, A., Evered, L., Ewers, M., Fargo, K., Fortea, J., Gonzalez, H., Gustafson, D., Head, E., Hendrix, J., Hofer, S., Johnson, L., Jutten, R., Kilborn, K., Lanctot, K., Manly, J., Martins, R., Mielke, M., Morris, M., Murray, M., Oh, E., Parra, M., Rissman, R., Roe, C., Santos, O., Scarmeas, N., Schneider, L., Schupf, N., Sikkes, S., Snyder, H., Sohrabi, H., Stern, Y., Strydom, A., Tang, Y., Terrera, G., Teunissen, C., Van Lent, DM., Weinborn, M., Wesselman, L., Wilcock, D., Zetterberg, H., O’bryant, S. (2019). Perspectives on ethnic and racial disparities in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias: Update and areas of immediate need. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 15(2), 292-312. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2018.09.009.
  • Marston, K., Peiffer, J., Rainey-Smith, S., Gordon, N., Teo, S., Laws, S., Sohrabi, H., Martins, R., Brown, B. (2019). Resistance training enhances delayed memory in healthy middle-aged and older adults: A randomised controlled trial. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22(11), 1226-1231. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2019.06.013.
  • Sohrabi, H., Weinborn, M., Laske, C., Bates, K., Christensen, D., Taddei, K., Rainey-Smith, S., Brown, B., Kirby, S., Laws, S., Martins, G., Burnham, S., Bucks, R., Reisberg, B., Lautenschlager, N., Foster, J., Martins, R. (2019). Subjective memory complaints predict baseline but not future cognitive function over three years: results from the Western Australia Memory Study. International Psychogeriatrics, 31(4), 513-525. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610218001072.
  • Dang, C., Harrington, K., Lim, YY., Ames, D., Hassenstab, J., Laws, S., Yassi, N., Hickey, M., Rainey-Smith, S., Robertson, J., Rowe, C., Sohrabi, H., Salvado, O., Weinborn, M., Villemagne, V., Masters, C., Maruff, P. (2019). Superior Memory Reduces 8-year Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia But Not Amyloid β-Associated Cognitive Decline in Older Adults. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 34(5), 585-598. https://doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acy078.
  • Fine, L., Weinborn, M., Ng, A., Loft, S., Li, Y., Hodgson, E., Parker, D., Rainey-Smith, S., Sohrabi, H., Brown, B., Martins, R., Bucks, R. (2019). Sleep disruption explains age-related prospective memory deficits: implications for cognitive aging and intervention. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition: A Journal on Normal and Dysfunctional Development, 26(4), 621-636. https://doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2018.1513449.
  • Brown, B., Castalanelli, N., Rainey-Smith, S., Doecke, J., Weinborn, M., Sohrabi, H., Laws, S., Martins, R., Peiffer, J. (2019). Influence of BDNF Val66Met on the relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness and memory in cognitively normal older adults. Behavioural Brain Research, 362(19 April 2019), 103-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2019.01.013.
  • Porter, T., Burnham, S., Milicic, L., Savage, G., Maruff, P., Sohrabi, H., Peretti, M., Lim, YY., Weinborn, M., Ames, D., Masters, C., Martins, R., Rainey-Smith, S., Rowe, C., Salvado, O., Groth, D., Verdile, G., Villemagne, V., Laws, S. (2019). COMT val158met is not associated with Aβ-amyloid and APOE ε4 related cognitive decline in cognitively normal older adults. IBRO Reports, 6(June 2019), 147-152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibror.2019.05.001.
  • Tan, J., Iyer, K., Tang, A., Jamil, A., Martins, R., Sohrabi, H., Nitsche, M., Hinder, M., Fujiyama, H. (2019). Modulating functional connectivity with non-invasive brain stimulation for the investigation and alleviation of age-associated declines in response inhibition: A narrative review. NeuroImage, 185(15 January 2019), 490-512. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.10.044.
  • Dube, U., Del-Aguila, J., Li, Z., Budde, J., Jiang, S., Hsu, S., Ibanez, L., Fernandez, M., Farias, F., Norton, J., Gentsch, J., Wang, F., Allegri, R., Amtashar, F., Benzinger, T., Berman, S., Bodge, C., Brandon, S., Brooks, W., Buck, J., Buckles, V., Chea, S., Chrem, P., Chui, H., Cinco, J., Clifford, J., D’mello, M., Donahue, T., Douglas, J., Edigo, N., Erekin-Taner, N., Fagan, A., Farlow, M., Farrar, A., Feldman, H., Flynn, G., Fox, N., Franklin, E., Fujii, H., Gant, C., Kirby, S., Ghetti, B., Goate, A., Goldman, J., Gordon, B., Gray, J., Gurney, J., Hassenstab, J., Hirohara, M., Holtzman, D., Hornbeck, R., Dibari, S., Ikeuchi, T., Ikonomovic, S., Jerome, G., Jucker, M., Kasuga, K., Kawarabayashi, T., Klunk, W., Koeppe, R., Kuder-Buletta, E., Laske, C., Levin, J., Marcus, D., Martins, R., Mason, N., Maue-Dreyfus, D., McDade, E., Montoya, L., Mori, H., Nagamatsu, A., Neimeyer, K., Noble, J., Perrin, R., Raichle, M., Ringman, J., Roh, J., Schofield, P., Shimada, H., Shiroto, T., Shoji, M., Sigurdson, W., Sohrabi, H., Sparks, P., Suzuki, K., Swisher, L., Taddei, K., Wang, J., Wang, P., Weiner, M., Wolfsberger, M., Xiong, C., Xu, X., Salloway, S., Masters, C., Lee, J., Graff-Radford, N., Chhatwal, J., Bateman, R., Morris, J., Karch, C., Harari, O., Cruchaga, C. (2019). An atlas of cortical circular RNA expression in Alzheimer disease brains demonstrates clinical and pathological associations. Nature Neuroscience, 22(11), 1903-1912. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-019-0501-5.
  • Chatterjee, P., Zetterberg, H., Goozee, K., Lim, C., Jacobs, K., Ashton, N., Hye, A., Pedrini, S., Sohrabi, H., Shah, T., Asih, P., Dave, P., Shen, K., Taddei, K., Lovejoy, D., Guillemin, G., Blennow, K., Martins, R. (2019). Plasma neurofilament light chain and amyloid-β are associated with the kynurenine pathway metabolites in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Neuroinflammation, 16(2019), Article number 186. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12974-019-1567-4.
  • Frost, N., Weinborn, M., Gignac, G., Markovic, S., Rainey-Smith, S., Sohrabi, H., Martins, R., Peiffer, J., Brown, B. (2019). Higher cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with better verbal generativity in community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 27(5), 703-710. https://doi.org/10.1123/japa.2018-0382.

Journal Articles

  • Jayakody, D., Friedland, PL., Eikelboom, RH., Martins, R., Sohrabi, H. (2018). A novel study on association between untreated hearing loss and cognitive functions of older adults: Baseline non-verbal cognitive assessment results. Clinical Otolaryngology, 43(1), 182-191. https://doi.org/10.1111/coa.12937.
  • Brini, S., Sohrabi, H., Peiffer, J., Karrasch, M., Hamalainen, H., Martins, R., Fairchild, TJ. (2018). Physical activity in preventing Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline: A narrative review. Sports Medicine, 48(1), 29-44. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-017-0787-y.
  • Goozee, K., Chatterjee, P., James, I., Shen, K., Sohrabi, H., Asih, P., Dave, P., Manyan, C., Taddei, K., Ayton, S., Garg, M., Kwok, J., Bush, A., Chung, R., Magnussen, J., Martins, R. (2018). Elevated plasma ferritin in elderly individuals with high neocortical amyloid-β load. Molecular Psychiatry, 23(8), 1807-1812. https://doi.org/10.1038/mp.2017.146.
  • Chatterjee, P., Goozee, K., Sohrabi, H., Shen, K., Shah, T., Asih, P., Dave, P., Man Yan, C., Taddei, K., Chung, R., Zetterberg, H., Blennow, K., Martins, R. (2018). Association of Plasma Neurofilament Light Chain with Neocortical Amyloid-β Load and Cognitive Performance in Cognitively Normal Elderly Participants. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 63(2), 479-487. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-180025.
  • Dang, C., Harrington, K., Lim, YY., Ames, D., Hassenstab, J., Laws, S., Yassi, N., Hickey, M., Rainey-Smith, S., Robertson, J., Sohrabi, H., Salvado, O., Weinborn, M., Villemagne, V., Rowe, C., Masters, C., Maruff, P. (2018). Relationship Between Amyloid-β Positivity and Progression to Mild Cognitive Impairment or Dementia over 8 Years in Cognitively Normal Older Adults. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 65(4), 1313-1325. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-180507.
  • Harrington, K., Schembri, A., Lim, YY., Dang, C., Ames, D., Hassenstab, J., Laws, S., Rainey-Smith, S., Robertson, J., Rowe, C., Sohrabi, H., Salvado, O., Weinborn, M., Villemagne, V., Masters, C., Maruff, P. (2018). Estimates of age-related memory decline are inflated by unrecognized Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiology of Aging, 70(Oct 2018), 170-179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2018.06.005.
  • Weinborn, M., Bucks, R., Sohrabi, H., Rainey-Smith, S., Brown, B., Kirby, S., Gozt, O., Christensen, D., Savage, G., Laws, S., Taddei, K., Maruff, P., Robertson, J., Ellis, K., Ames, D., Masters, C., Rowe, C., Martins, R. (2018). Trajectories of Irregular Word Reading Ability as a Proxy for Premorbid Intelligence in Alzheimer’s Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Healthy Aging: A Longitudinal Study. Psychological Assessment, 30(10), 1308-1316. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000565.
  • 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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-171145.
  • Muller, S., Preische, O., Sohrabi, H., Graber, S., Jucker, M., Ringman, J., Martins, R., McDade, E., Schofield, P., Ghetti, B., Rossor, M., Fox, N., Levin, J., Danek, A., Voglein, J., Salloway, S., Xiong, C., Benzingers, T., Buckless, V., Masters, C., Sperling, R., Bateman, R., Morriss, J., Laske, C. (2018). Relationship between physical activity, cognition, and Alzheimer pathology in autosomal dominant Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 14(11), 1427-1437. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2018.06.3059.
  • Chatterjee, P., Goozee, K., Lim, CK., James, I., Shen, K., Jacobs, K., Sohrabi, H., Shah, T., Asih, P., Dave, P., Manyan, C., Taddei, K., Lovejoy, D., Chung, R., Guillemin, G., Martins, R. (2018). Alterations in serum kynurenine pathway metabolites in individuals with high neocortical amyloid-B load: A pilot study. Scientific Reports, 8(2018), Article no. 8008. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-25968-7.
  • Jayakody, D., Friedland, P., Martins, R., Sohrabi, H. (2018). Impact of aging on the auditory system and related cognitive functions: A narrative review. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12(MAR), Article no.125. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2018.00125.
  • Rainey-Smith, S., Mazzucchelli, G., Villemagne, V., Brown, B., Porter, T., Weinborn, M., Bucks, R., Milicic, L., Sohrabi, H., Taddei, K., Ames, D., Maruff, P., Masters, C., Rowe, C., Salvado, O., Martins, R., Laws, S. (2018). Genetic variation in Aquaporin-4 moderates the relationship between sleep and brain Aβ-amyloid burden. Translational Psychiatry, 8(1), Article no. 47. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41398-018-0094-x.
  • McCabe, K., Woods, S., Weinborn, M., Sohrabi, H., Rainey-Smith, S., Brown, B., Kirby, S., Taddei, K., Martins, R. (2018). Personality characteristics are independently associated with prospective memory in the laboratory, and in daily Life, among older adults. Journal of Research in Personality, 76(Oct 2018), 32-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2018.06.006.
  • Rainey-Smith, S., Gu, Y., Kirby, S., Doecke, J., Villemagne, V., Brown, B., Taddei, K., Laws, S., Sohrabi, H., Weinborn, M., Ames, D., Fowler, C., Macaulay, SL., Maruff, P., Masters, C., Salvado, O., Rowe, C., Scarmeas, N., Martins, R. (2018). Mediterranean diet adherence and rate of cerebral Aβ-amyloid accumulation: Data from the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Study of Ageing. Translational Psychiatry, 8(1), 238-244. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41398-018-0293-5.

Journal Articles

  • Kirby, 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. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-161158.
  • Jayakody, D., Friedland, P., Nel, E., Martins, R., Atlas, M., Sohrabi, H. (2017). Impact of cochlear implantation on cognitive function of older adults: Pilot test results. Otology and Neurotology: an international forum, 38(8), e289-e295. https://doi.org/10.1097/MAO.0000000000001502.
  • Brown, B., Sohrabi, H., Taddei, K., Kirby, 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2017.03.008.
  • Asih, P., Tegg, M., Sohrabi, H., Carruthers, M., Gandy, S., Saad, F., Verdile, G., Ittner, L., Martins, R. (2017). Multiple mechanisms linking Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer's disease: Testosterone as a modifier. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 59(2), 445-466. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-161259.
  • Frost, S., Bhuiyan, A., Offerman, D., Doecke, J., Macaulay, S., Sohrabi, H., Ames, D., Masters, C., Martins, R., Kanagasingam, Y. (2017). Modulation of retinal arteriolar central reflection by APOE genotype. Current Alzheimer Research, 14(9), 916-923. https://doi.org/10.2174/1567205014666170309115016.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-00751-2.
  • Shah, T., Weinborn, M., Verdile, G., Sohrabi, H., Martins, R. (2017). Enhancing Cognitive Functioning in Healthly Older Adults: a Systematic Review of the Clinical Significance of Commercially Available Computerized Cognitive Training in Preventing Cognitive Decline. Neuropsychology Review, 27(1), 62-80. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11065-016-9338-9.
  • Muller, S., Preische, O., Sohrabi, H., Graber, S., Jucker, M., Dietzsch, J., Ringman, J., Martins, R., McDade, E., Schofield, P., Ghetti, B., Rossor, M., Graff-Radford, N., Levin, J., Galasko, D., Quaid, K., Salloway, S., Xiong, C., Benzinger, T., Buckles, V., Masters, C., Sperling, R., Bateman, R., Morris, J., Laske, C. (2017). Decreased body mass index in the preclinical stage of autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease. Scientific Reports, 7(1), Article number 1225. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-01327-w.
  • Brown, B., Rainey-Smith, S., Castalanelli, N., Gordon, N., Markovic, S., Sohrabi, H., Weinborn, M., Laws, S., Doecke, J., Shen, K., Martins, R., Peiffer, JJ. (2017). Study protocol of the Intense Physical Activity and Cognition study: The effect of high-intensity exercise training on cognitive function in older adults. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 3(4), 562-570. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trci.2017.09.003.
  • Mirmosayyeb, O., Tanhaei, A., Sohrabi, H., Martins, R., Tanhaei, M., Najafi, MA., Safaei, A., Meamar, R. (2017). Possible role of common spices as a preventive and therapeutic agent for Alzheimer's disease. International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 8(1), article no. 5. https://doi.org/10.4103/2008-7802.199640.
  • Bates, K., Sohrabi, H., Rainey-Smith, S., Weinborn, M., Bucks, R., Rodrigues, M., Beilby, J., Howard, M., Taddei, K., Martins, G., Paton, A., Shah, T., Dhaliwal, S., Foster, J., Martins, I., Lautenschlager, N., Mastaglia, L., Gandy, S., Martins, R. (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. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207454.2016.1182527.

Journal Articles

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.2174/1871527315666151110125704.
  • Goozee, K., Shah, T., Sohrabi, H., Rainey-Smith, S., Brown, B., Verdile, G., Martins, R. (2016). Examining the potential clinical value of curcumin in the prevention and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. British Journal of Nutrition, 115(3), 449-465. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114515004687.
  • 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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114516001203.
  • Frost, S., Guymer, R., Aung, K., Macaulay, S., Sohrabi, H., Bourgeat, P., Salvado, O., Rowe, C., Ames, D., Masters, C., Martins, R., Kanagasingam, Y. (2016). Alzheimer's disease and the early signs of age-related macular degeneration. Current Alzheimer Research, 13(11), 1259-1266. https://doi.org/10.2174/1567205013666160603003800.
  • Kirby, 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., Verdile, G., 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. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-151084.

Journal Articles

  • Kirby, 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. (2015). Dietary patterns and cognitive decline in an Australian study of ageing. Molecular Psychiatry, 20(7), 860-866. https://doi.org/10.1038/mp.2014.79.
  • Sutton, T., Sohrabi, H., Rainey-Smith, S., Bird, S., Weinborn, M., Martins, R. (2015). The role of APOE-ε4 and beta amyloid in the differential rate of recovery from ECT: a review. Translational Psychiatry, 5(e539), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1038/tp.2015.39.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.2174/1567205012666150204125732.
  • Laske, C., Sohrabi, H., Frost, S., Lopez-De-Ipina, K., Garrard, P., Buscema, M., Dauwels, J., Soekadar, S., Mueller, S., Linnemann, C., Bridenbaugh, S., Kanagasingam, Y., Martins, R., O’bryant, S. (2015). Innovative diagnostic tools for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 11(5), 561-578. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2014.06.004.
  • Laske, C., Sohrabi, H., Jasielec, MS., Muller, S., Koehler, N., Graber, S., Forster, S., Drzezga, A., Mueller-Sarnowski, F., Danek, A., Jucker, M., Bateman, R., Buckles, V., Saykin, A., Martins, R., Morris, J. (2015). Diagnostic Value of Subjective Memory Complaints Assessed with a Single Item in Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Disease: Results of the DIAN Study. BioMed Research International, 2015(2015), Article no. 828120. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/828120.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2015.00016.
  • 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.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.4231.

Journal Articles

  • Shah, T., Verdile, G., Sohrabi, H., Campbell, A., Putland, E., Cheetham, C., Dhaliwal, S., Weinborn, M., Maruff, P., Darby, D., Martins, R. (2014). A combination of physical activity and computerized brain training improves verbal memory and increases cerebral glucose metabolism in the elderly. Translational Psychiatry, 4(12), Article no. e487. https://doi.org/10.1038/tp.2014.122.

Journal Articles

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.2174/15672050113109990154.
  • Frost, S., Kanagasingam, Y., Sohrabi, H., Bourgeat, P., Villemagne, V., Rowe, C., Macaulay, SL., Szoeke, C., Ellis, K., Ames, D., Masters, C., Rainey-Smith, S., Martins, R. (2013). Pupil Response Biomarkers for Early Detection and Monitoring of Alzheimer's Disease. Current Alzheimer Research, 10(9), 931-939.
  • Frost, S., Kanagasingam, Y., Sohrabi, H., Vignarajan, J., Bourgeat, P., Salvado, O., Villemagne, V., Rowe, C., Macaulay, L., Szoeke, C., Ellis, K., Ames, D., Masters, C., Rainey-Smith, S., Martins, R. (2013). Retinal vascular biomarkers for early detection and monitoring of Alzheimer's disease. Translational Psychiatry, 3(February), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1038/tp.2012.150.

Journal Articles

  • Lau, S., Bates, K., Sohrabi, H., Rodrigues, M., Martins, G., Dhaliwal, S., Taddei, K., Laws, S., Martins, I., Mastaglia, F., Foster, J., Phillips, J., Martins, R. (2012). Functional effects of genetic polymorphism in inflammatory genes in subjective memory complainers. Neurobiology of Aging, 33(6), 1054-1056. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2010.09.003.
  • Sohrabi, H., Bates, K., Weinborn, M., Johnston, A., Bahramian, A., Taddei, K., Laws, S., Rodrigues, M., Morici, M., Howard, M., Martins, G., Mackay-Sim, A., Gandy, S., Martins, R. (2012). Olfactory discrimination predicts cognitive decline amongst community-dwelling older adults. Translational Psychiatry, 2(2012), art. no. e118. https://doi.org/10.1038/tp.2012.43.
  • Brown, B., Peiffer, J., Sohrabi, H., Mondal, A., Gupta, V., Rainey-Smith, S., Taddei, K., Burnham, S., Ellis, K., Szoeke, C., Masters, CL., Ames, D., Rowe, C., Martins, R. (2012). Intense physical activity is associated with cognitive performance in the elderly. Translational Psychiatry, 2(2012), art. no. e191. https://doi.org/10.1038/tp.2012.118.
  • Hata, S., Taniguchi, M., Piao, Y., Ikeuchi, T., Fagan, A., Holtzman, D., Bateman, R., Sohrabi, H., Martins, R., Gandy, S., Urakami, K., Suzuki, T. (2012). Multiple γ-secretase product peptides are coordinately increased in concentration in the cerebrospinal fluid of a subpopulation of sporadic Alzheimer’s disease subjects. Molecular Neurodegeneration, 7(1), art. no. 16. https://doi.org/10.1186/1750-1326-7-16.

Research Projects

  • In vitro assessment to evaluate the potential effects of polyphenol extracts from sorghum on Alzheimer's disease (AD), CWEK Pty Ltd, Scholarships to Support Industry Engagement PhD Projects, 2018 ‑ 2023, $32,500.
  • Sponsorship of Research Fellow (Kevin Taddei), Australian Alzheimer's Research Foundation, Australian Alzheimer's Research Foundation - Sponsorship, 2019, $90,198.
  • Sponsorship of Research Fellow (Georgina Martins), Australian Alzheimer's Research Foundation, Australian Alzheimer's Research Foundation - Sponsorship, 2019, $25,468.
  • Sponsorship of Research Fellow (Hamid Soharbi), Australian Alzheimer's Research Foundation, Australian Alzheimer's Research Foundation - Sponsorship, 2019, $47,130.
  • Head Injury and Testosterone (HIT), Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Neurotrauma Research Program, 2013 ‑ 2017, $148,701.
  • Personality dimensions and increased risk of late onset Alzheimer's disease, Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2014, 2014 ‑ 2015, $15,000.
  • Establishing a combined ocular and blood biomarker panel for Alzheimer’s disease., Australian National University, ANU - Dementia CRC - Grant, 2014 ‑ 2015, $517,977.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, In vitro assessment of potential effects of polyphenol extracts from sorghum on alzheimer's disease
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