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Dr Ian Martins

Mr Ian Martins is a Research Fellow in the School of Medical and Health Sciences.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Biochemistry), The University of Western Australia, 1987.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Short chain fatty acids are a useful therapy for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. ,  Hollywood Private Hospital Research Foundation,  Grant,  2013 - 2016,  $20,000.
  • Use of coconut oil as a novel neuro protective agent for Alzheimer’s disease,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Medical and Health Sciences Research Grant Scheme 2016,  2016,  $9,203.
  • The Effect of Human apoE Isoforms and apoE Receptors on the Clearance of Oligomeric A 42 by Hepatocytes In Vitro,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Grant,  2010 - 2013,  $409,650.
  • Enhancing Peripheral Clearance of Beta Amyloid as a Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Grant,  2010 - 2013,  $529,125.
  • 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.
  • Investigating beta amyloid clearance in vivo,  Centre of Excellence for Alzheimers Disease Research and Care,  Fellowship,  2006 - 2009,  $207,655.
  • -30C Freezer for Increased Tissue/Blood Storage Capacity in the Alzheimer's Disease Research Laboratory,  Edith Cowan University,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $12,266.
  • Cholesterol, high fat diets, exercise and cholesterol lowering drugs on beta-amyloid clearance and deposition in brains on Alzheimer's disease transgenic mice,  Hollywood Private Hospital,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $9,455.
  • Molecular & neuropsychological predictive markers of cognitive decline,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Grant,  2005 - 2007,  $423,750.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • 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., Gardener, 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.
  • 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, Taylor and Francis Ltd, DOI: 10.1080/00207454.2016.1182527.
  • 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.
  • Fernando, B., Martins, I., Goozee, K., Brennan, C., Jayasena, V., Martins, R., (2015), The role of dietary coconut for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease: potential mechanisms of action. The British Journal of Nutrition, 114(1), 1-14, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/S0007114515001452.
  • 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.
  • Lim, F., Martins, I., Martins, R., (2014), The Involvement of Lipids in Alzheimer's Disease. Journal of Genetics and Genomics, 41(5), 261-274, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jgg.2014.04.003.
  • Martins, I., Gupta, V., Wilson, A., Fuller, SJ., Martins, R., (2014), Interactions Between Apo E and Amyloid Beta and their Relationship to Nutriproteomics and Neurodegeneration. Current Proteomics: the journal for current and in-depth reviews on proteomics, 11(3), 171-183, Netherlands, Bentham Science Publishers.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  IDENTIFICATION OF PLASMA LIPID BIOMARKERS IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.
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