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Dr Ian Martins

Research Fellow

Staff Member Details

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


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


Recent Research Grants

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Enhancing Peripheral Clearance of Beta Amyloid as a Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Grant,  2010 - 2013,  $529,125.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Molecular & neuropsychological predictive markers of cognitive decline,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Grant,  2005 - 2007,  $423,750.
  • 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.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Hone, E., Lim, F., Martins, I., (2019), Fat and Lipid Metabolism and the Involvement of Apolipoprotein E in Alzheimer's Disease. Neurodegeneration and Alzheimer's Disease The role of diabetes, Genetics, Hormones and Lifestyle, 189-230, United Kingdom , John Wiley & Sons, DOI: 10.1002/9781119356752.ch7.

Journal Articles

  • Lim, F., Huynh, K., Chatterjee, P., Martins, I., Jayawardana, K., Giles, C., Mellett, N., Laws, S., Bush, A., Rowe, C., Villemagne, V., Ames, D., Drew, B., Masters, C., Meikle, P., Martins, R., (2020), Relationships Between Plasma Lipids Species, Gender, Risk Factors, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 76(1), 303-315, Netherlands, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/JAD-191304.
  • Huynh, K., Lim, F., Giles, C., Jayawardana, K., Salim, A., Mellett, N., Smith, A., Olshansky, G., Drew, B., Chatterjee, P., Martins, I., Laws, S., Bush, A., Rowe, C., Villemagne, V., Ames, D., Masters, C., Arnold, M., Nho, K., Saykin, A., Baillie, R., Han, X., Kaddurah-Daouk, R., Martins, R., Meikle, P., (2020), Concordant peripheral lipidome signatures in two large clinical studies of Alzheimer’s disease. Nature Communications, 11(Nov), Article number 5698, DOI:
  • 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.
  • 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., United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, DOI: 10.1111/jnc.15128.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Identification of plasma lipid biomarkers in alzheimer's disease.
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