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Pharmacology and Physiology

Faculty and Staff

Bruce A. Benjamin, Ph.D. Bruce A. Benjamin, Ph.D.
Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Programs
Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences
Associate Professor of Physiology

bruce.benjamin@okstate.edu
918-561-1222

Education | Professional Experience | Extramural Funding | Publications

 

 

Education

1974
B.A. (Chemistry) 
Westminister College, Fulton, MO

1980
Ph.D. (Medical Physiology)
University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

Professional Experience

2003-present
Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Oklahoma State University College of Medicine (OSU-COM), Tulsa, OK

1997-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, OSU-COM

1989-1997
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Duke University Medical Center

1985-1987
Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Medical Physiology, Texas A&M University

1983-1985
Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Tulsa, OK

1980-1983
Postdoctoral, NASA/AMES Research Center, Department of Biomedical Research, Moffet Field, CA

Extramural Funding

1995-1997
"Neurohumoral control of renal sodium excretion", American Heart Association North Carolina Affiliate, Inc. (P.I., $50,000).

1988-1993
"Atrial natriuetic factor in the conscious monkey", National Institutes of Health R29 HL41018-01 (P.I., $297,500).

1987-1989
"Atrial peptides and renal excretion in the conscious primate", American Heart Association Texas Affiliate, Inc. (P.I., $50,000).

1988-1993
"Neurohumoral control of blood volume in the conscious primate", National Institutes of Health (co-investigator).

1986-1987
"Atrial natriuretic factor and the renal response to volume expansion", National Institutes of Health Biomedical Research Support Grant (P.I., $4500).

1985-1987
"Cardiac control of renal excretion in the conscious primate", American Heart Association Texas Affiliate, Inc. (P.I., $50,000).

1984-1987
"Neural control of blood volume in the non-human primate", National Institutes of Health R01 HL31987, (co-investigator).

Representative Publications & Presentations

Benjamin, BA and TV Peterson. Effect of atrial appendectomy on postprandial sodium excretion in the conscious monkey.Proc. Soc. Exp. Bio. Med. 206:45-52, 1994.

Benjamin, BA. Effect of ANF prohormone peptides in conscious primates. Clin. Ex. Phys. Pharm. 22:125-129, 1995.

Benjamin, BA and TV Peterson. Effect of ANF31-67 on sodium excretion in conscious monkeys. Am. J. Physiol. 269:R1351-R1355, 1995.

Benjamin, BA and EA Johnson. A quantitative description of the Na-K-2CI cotransporter: conformity with experimental data. Am. J. Physiol. Modeling in Physiology section 273:F473-F482, 1997.

Blaze CA, SR Vigna, PJ Mannon, and Benjamin, BA. Peptide YY receptor distribution and subtype in the kidney: effect on renal hemodynamics and function in rats. Am. J. Physiol. 273:F545-F553, 1997.

Blaze CA, SR Vigna, PJ Mannon, and Benjamin, BA. Renal denervation increases vascular responsiveness to peptide YY in rats. Am. J. Physiol (Submitted).

Breen, CM, PJ Mannon, and Benjamin, BA. Peptide YY inhibits vasopressin stimulated chloride current in inner medullary collecting duct cells. Am. J. Physiol (Submitted).

Breen, CM, PJ Mannon, and Benjamin, BA. Regulation of inner medullary collecting duct chloride conductance by extracellular nucleotides. (in preparation)

Abstracts
Benjamin, BA, CA Blaze, A. Kherani, M. Harris, and PJ Mannon. Peptide YY and renal function. FASEB J 8:A528, 1994.

Benjamin, BA and EA Johnson. A quantitative description of the Na-K-2CI cotransporter: conformity with experimental data.FASEB J. 10:A369, 1996.

Blaze, CA, SR Vigna, PJ Mannon and Benjamin, BA. Renal denervation and the effect of peptide YY on renal blood flow in rats. FASEB J. 10:A547, 1996.

Benjamin, BA, PJ Mannon, and CM Breen. Peptide YY inhibits vasopressin-stimulated chloride current in mlMCD-K2 cells.FASEB J. 11:A9, 1997.

Breen, CM, PJ Mannon, and Benjamin, BA. Regulation of inner medullary chloride conductance by extracellular nucleotides.FASEB J. 11:A9, 1997.

Book Chapters
Benjamin, BA, ANF prohormone peptides in conscious primates. In Atrial Peptides. Ed D. Vesely. Research Signposts (in press).

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