Kafui Dzirasa

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Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Assistant Professor in Neurobiology
  • Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery
  • Investigator in the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Contact Information:

  • Office Location: Bryan Research Bldg, Room 361, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 613-2832
  • Email Address: kafui.dzirasa@duke.edu

Education:

  • Duke University School of Medicine, 2016
  • M.D. Duke University School of Medicine, 2009
  • Ph.D. Duke University, 2007

Courses Taught:

  • NEUROBIO 393: Research Independent Study
  • NEUROBIO 793: Research in Neurobiology
  • NEUROSCI 211D: Brain and Behavior: Translating Neuroscience (B)
  • NEUROSCI 493: Research Independent Study 1
  • NEUROSCI 494: Research Independent Study 2
  • NEUROSCI 495: Research Independent Study 3
  • NEUROSCI 496: Research Independent Study 4
  • NEUROSCI 755: Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Neuroscience (IPCN) Independent Research Rotation
  • PSY 276D: Brain and Behavior: Translating Neuroscience (B)

Representative Publications:

    • Dzirasa, K, Working memory: The real VIP., Science Translational Medicine, vol 9 no. 389 (2017) [10.1126/scitranslmed.aan3779] [abs].
    • Dzirasa, K, The neural substrates of super memory., Science Translational Medicine, vol 9 no. 383 (2017) [10.1126/scitranslmed.aan0770] [abs].
    • Ade, KK; Wan, Y; Hamann, HC; O'Hare, JK; Guo, W; Quian, A; Kumar, S; Bhagat, S; Rodriguiz, RM; Wetsel, WC; Conn, PJ; Dzirasa, K; Huber, KM; Calakos, N, Increased Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor 5 Signaling Underlies Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder-like Behavioral and Striatal Circuit Abnormalities in Mice., Biological Psychiatry, vol 80 no. 7 (2016), pp. 522-533 [10.1016/j.biopsych.2016.04.023] [abs].
    • Hultman, R; Mague, SD; Li, Q; Katz, BM; Michel, N; Lin, L; Wang, J; David, LK; Blount, C; Chandy, R; Carlson, D; Ulrich, K; Carin, L; Dunson, D; Kumar, S; Deisseroth, K; Moore, SD; Dzirasa, K, Dysregulation of Prefrontal Cortex-Mediated Slow-Evolving Limbic Dynamics Drives Stress-Induced Emotional Pathology., Neuron, vol 91 no. 2 (2016), pp. 439-452 [10.1016/j.neuron.2016.05.038] [abs].
    • Wang, X; Bey, AL; Katz, BM; Badea, A; Kim, N; David, LK; Duffney, LJ; Kumar, S; Mague, SD; Hulbert, SW; Dutta, N; Hayrapetyan, V; Yu, C; Gaidis, E; Zhao, S; Ding, J-D; Xu, Q; Chung, L; Rodriguiz, RM; Wang, F; Weinberg, RJ; Wetsel, WC; Dzirasa, K; Yin, H; Jiang, Y-H, Altered mGluR5-Homer scaffolds and corticostriatal connectivity in a Shank3 complete knockout model of autism., Nature Communications, vol 7 (2016) [10.1038/ncomms11459] [abs].