Christopher Reist Bio

Christopher_ReistAssociate Professor, Psychiatry & Human Behavior
School of Medicine

Vice Chair, Psychiatry & Human Behavior
School of Medicine

Assistant Dean
School of Medicine

M.D., Medical College of Virginia

M.B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1999, Management

Phone: (562) 826-5801
Fax: (562) 826-5969

University of California, Irvine
Long Beach VA Healthcare System
5901 East 7th Street
Mail Code: 1690
Long Beach, CA 90822

Research Abstract

Presently, my research focuses on understanding disturbances of the serotonin type 2 receptor that occurs in affective disorders. The entails studies of the past receptor coupling system and relies on methods of assessing changes in interacellular calcium in response to agonists. Further efforts have been made to understand the enteraction this system has with the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. Neuroendocrine challenge paradigms are also being utilized.


Reist C; Chen CC; Chhoeu A; Berry RB; Bunney WE Jr. Effects of sleep on the antidepressant response to sleep deprivation. Biological Psychiatry, 1994 May 15, 35(10):794-7.

Osran H; Reist C; Chen CC; Lifrak ET; Chicz-DeMet A; Parker LN. Adrenal androgens and cortisol in major depression. American Journal of Psychiatry, 1993 May, 150(5):806-9.

DeMet EM; Reist C; Bell KM; Gerner RH; Chicz-DeMet A; Warren S; Wu J. Decreased seasonal mesor of platelet 3H-imipramine binding in depression. Biological Psychiatry, 1991 Mar 1, 29(5):427-40.

Chen CC; Reist C; Ko WK. A follow-up of patients with neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 1991 Feb, 42(2):197-9.

Chicz-DeMet A; Reist C; DeMet EM. Relationship between seasonal patterns of platelet serotonin uptake and 3H-imipramine binding in depressed patients and normal controls. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 1991, 15(1):25-39.