Benjamin C. Reiner, PhD

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Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Department: Psychiatry

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TRL Building, 125 S. 31st St.
Department of Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2155730278
BS (Biology, minor Chemistry)
University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2007.
PhD (Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience)
University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2015.
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Selected Publications

Zheng Y, Reiner BC, Liu J, Xu L, Xiong H: Methamphetamine augments HIV-1 gp120 inhibition of synaptic transmission and plasticity in rat hippocampal slices: Implications for methamphetamine exacerbation of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. Neurobiology of Disease 15(168): 105712, 2022.

Benjamin C Reiner, Yafang Zhang, Lauren M Stein, Emilie Dávila Perea, Gabriella Arauco-Shapiro, Jennifer Ben Nathan, Kael Ragnini, Matthew R Hayes, Thomas N Ferraro, Wade H Berrettini, Heath D Schmidt, Richard C Crist: Single nucleus transcriptomic analysis of rat nucleus accumbens reveals cell type-specific patterns of gene expression associated with volitional morphine intake. Translational Psychiatry 12(1), 2022.

Reiner BC, Crist RC, Borner T, Doyle RP, Hayes MR, and De Jonghe BC: Single nuclei RNA sequencing of the rat AP and NTS following GDF15 treatment. Molecular metabolism 56, 2022.

Weller AD, Crist RC, Reiner BC, Doyle GA, Berrettini WH: Neonatal Opioid Withdraw Syndrome (NOWS): A Transgenerational Echo of the Opioid Crisis. Cold Spring Harbor Prespective in Medicine 11(3): a039669, 2021.

McCall N, Salimando G, Reiner BC, Crist RC, Berrettini WH, Corder G: Intersection of Opioid and Nociceptive Networks in the Cingulate Cortex. Neuropsychopharmacology 46, 2021.

Borner T, Geisler CE, Fortin SM, Cosgrove R, Alsina-Fernandez J, Dogra M, Doebley S, Sanchez-Navarro MJ, Leon RM, Gaisinsky J, White A, Bamezai A, Ghidewon MY, Grill HJ, Crist RC, Reiner BC, Ai M, Samms RJ, De Jonghe BC, and Hayes MR: GIP Receptor Agonism Attenuates GLP-1 Receptor Agonist–Induced Nausea and Emesis in Preclinical Models. Diabetes 70(11): 2545-2553, 2021.

Crist RC, Reiner BC, Zhang Y, Ferraro T, Schmidt H, Berrettini W: Single Nucleus Transcriptomics In Rat Brain Following Acute Injection Or Chronic Self-Administration Of Morphine. European Neuropsychopharmacology 51: e242-e243, 2021.

Weller AE, Doyle GA, Reiner BC, Crist RC, Berrettini WH: Analysis of differential gene expression and transcript usage in hippocampus of Apoe null mutant mice: implications for Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroscience Research 176: 85-89, 2021.

Crist RC, Arauco-Shapiro G, Zhang A, Reiner BC, Berrettini WH, and Doyle GA: Differential expression and transcription factor binding associated with genotype at a pharmacogenetic variant in OPRD1. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 47(5): 581-589, 2021.

Reiner BC, Doyle GA, Weller AE, Levinson RN, Rao AM, Davila Perea E, Namoglu E, Pigeon A, Arauco-Shapiro G, Shannon Weickert C, Turecki G, Crist RC, and Berrettini WH: Inherited L1 retrotransposon insertions associated with risk for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia Bulletin Open 2(1), 2021.

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