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Dr Veer Gupta

Senior Research Fellow

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5608, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO17.107
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5608
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO17.107  


Veer is a Research Fellow in Neuroscience 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

  • 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.
  • 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 - 2021,  $1,125,804.
  • 4.4B1 Novel Therapeutics for AD Testosterone Trial,  CRC For Mental Health,  CRC Grant,  2011 - 2018,  $1,013,045.
  • Developing a blood-based biomarker panel for Alzheimer's disease,  BrightFocus Foundation,  Alzheimer's Disease Research - Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards,  2015 - 2018,  $126,876.
  • Infrastructure Award,  Department of Health WA,  SHRAC - New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support Award,  2015 - 2017,  $10,000.
  • Investigating peripheral biochemical changes during familial Alzheimer s disease progression.,  Alzheimers Australia Dementia Research Foundation,  AADRF - Dementia Grants Program,  2016 - 2017,  $50,000.
  • Establishing a combined ocular and blood biomarker panel for Alzheimer?s disease.,  Australian National University,  ANU - Dementia CRC - Grant,  2014 - 2015,  $517,977.
  • 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.
  • Discovery and Validation of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers in human plasma,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Project Grants,  2011 - 2014,  $352,524.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Investigating the Association Between APOE Promoter Polymorphisms and Plasma APOE levels: A Blood Test for Alzheimera??s Disease.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2009 - 2010,  $24,830.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, In Press(In Press), 10p., United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/S1041610217001284.
  • 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 & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, 8(2017), 60-72, United States, Elsevier Science Inc., DOI: 10.1016/j.dadm.2017.04.003.
  • 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.
  • 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 ? 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.
  • 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. Science Reports, 6(2016), Article no. 29078, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/srep29078.
  • 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 ? 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.
  • 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. British Journal of Nutrition, 115(2), 2106-2113, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/S0007114516001203.
  • 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.
  • 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-? 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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.
  • Barr, R., Verdile, G., Wijaya, L., Morici, M., Taddei, K., Gupta, V., Pedrini, S., Jin, L., Nicolazzo, JA., Knock, E., Fraser, P., Martins, R., (2015), Validation and characterization of a novel peptide that binds monomeric and aggregated ?-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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gupta, V., Chitranshi, N., You, Y., Gupta, V., Klistorner, A., Graham, S., (2014), Brain derived neurotrophic factor is involved in the regulation of glycogen synthase kinase 3? (GSK3?) signalling. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 454(3), 381-386, Academic Press Inc., DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2014.10.087.
  • Gupta, V., You, Y., Li, J., Gupta, V., Golzan, M., Klistorner, A., Van Den Buuse, M., Graham, S., (2014), BDNF impairment is associated with age-related changes in the inner retina and exacerbates experimental glaucoma. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Basis of Disease, 1842(9), 1567-1578, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbadis.2014.05.026.
  • Asih, P., Chatterjee, P., Verdile, G., Gupta, V., Trengove, RD., Martins, R., (2014), Clearing the amyloid in Alzheimers: progress towards earlier diagnosis and effective treatments - an update for clinicians. Neurodegenerative Disease Management, 4(5), 363-378, London, United Kingdom, Future Medicine Ltd, DOI: 10.2217/nmt.14.29.
  • 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 .
  • O' Bryant, S., Xiao, G., Edwards, M., Devous, M., Gupta, V., Martins, R., Zhang, F., Barber, R., (2013), Biomarkers of Alzheimer?s Disease Among Mexican Americans. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 34(4), 841-849, Netherlands, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/JAD-122074.
  • Gupta, V., Monica, F., Berrocal, R., Rao, KS., Rao, K., (2013), Studies on the mechanism of the DNA nicking property of amyloid-?40: implications in Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 33(4), 1059-1071, Netherlands, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/JAD-121249.
  • Steele, JW., Lachenmayer, ML., Ju, S., Stock, A., Liken, J., Kim, SH., Delgado, LM., Alfaro, IE., Bernales, S., Verdile, G., Bharadwaj, P., Gupta, V., Barr, R., Friss, A., Dolios, G., Wang, R., Ringe, D., Fraser, P., Westaway, D., St George-Hyslop, P0., Szabo, P., Relkin, N0., Buxbaum, J0., Glabe, C0., Protter, A0., Martins, R., Ehrlich, M0., Petsko, G0., (2013), Latrepirdine improves cognition and arrests progression of neuropathology in an Alzheimer's mouse model. Molecular Psychiatry, 18(8), 889-897, United Kingdom, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/mp.2012.106.
  • Gupta, V., You, Y., Gupta, V., Klistorner, A., Graham, S., (2013), TrkB receptor signalling: Implications in neurodegenerative, psychiatric and proliferative disorders. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 14(5), 10122-10142, Basel, Switzerland, M D P I AG, DOI: 10.3390/ijms140510122.
  • Gupta, V., Sundaram, R., Martins, R., (2013), Multiplex biomarkers in blood. Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, 5(3), Article 31, United Kingdom, BioMed Central, DOI: 10.1186/alzrt185.
  • 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., (2012), Physical activity and amyloid-? 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.
  • Doecke, J., Laws, S., Faux, N., Wilson, W., Burnham, S., Lam, P., Mondal, A., Bedo, J., Bush, A., Brown, B., De Ruyck, K., Ellis, K., Fowler, C., Gupta, V., Head, R., Macaulay, SL., Pertile, K., Rowe, C., Rembach, A., Rodrigues, M., Rumble, R., Szoeke, C., Taddei, K., Taddei, T., Trounson, B., Ames, D., Masters, C., Martins, R., (2012), Blood-Based Protein Biomarkers for Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease. Archives of Neurology, 69(10), 1318-1325, United States, American Medical Association, DOI: 10.1001/archneurol.2012.1282.
  • 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., (2012), Associations between gonadotropins, testosterone and ? 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.
  • Steele, JW., Ju, S., Lachenmayer, M., Liken, J., Stock, A., Kim, SH., Delgado, L., Alfaro, I., Bernales, S., Verdile, G., Bharadwaj, P., Gupta, V., Barr, R., Friss, A., Dolios, G., Wang, R., Ringe, D., Protter, A., Martins, R., Ehrlich, M., Yue, Z., Petsko, G., Gandy, S., (2012), Latrepirdine stimulates autophagy and reduces accumulation of ?-synuclein in cells and in mouse brain. Molecular Psychiatry, 18(8), 882-888, United Kingdom, Nature Publishing Group, DOI: 10.1038/mp.2012.115.
  • Bharadwaj, P., Verdile, G., Barr, R., Gupta, V., Steele, J., Lachenmayer, L., Yue, Z., Ehrlich, M., Petsko, G., Ju, S., Ringe, D., Sankovich, S., Caine, J., Macreadie, I., Gandy, S., Martins, R., (2012), Latrepirdine (Dimebon?) enhances autophagy and reduces intracellular GFP-A?42 levels in yeast. Journal of Alzheimer's disease, 32(4), 949-967, Netherlands, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/JAD-2012-120178.
  • 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 , DOI: 10.1038/tp.2012.118.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Science (Human Biology),  Plasma Insulin-degrading Enzyme: Characterisation And Evaluation As A Potential Biomarker For Alzheimer's Disease.
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