Kafui Dzirasa

Kafui Dzirasa

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Assistant Professor in Neurobiology
  • Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery
  • Associate Professor in Neurobiology, without tenure
  • Associate Professor in Neurobiology, without tenure
  • Associate Professor in Neurobiology, without tenure
  • 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 150: Research Practicum
  • 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

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Hultman, R; Ulrich, K; Sachs, BD; Blount, C; Carlson, DE; Ndubuizu, N; Bagot, RC; Parise, EM; Vu, M-AT; Gallagher, NM; Wang, J; Silva, AJ; Deisseroth, K; Mague, SD; Caron, MG; Nestler, EJ; Carin, L; Dzirasa, K, Brain-wide Electrical Spatiotemporal Dynamics Encode Depression Vulnerability., Cell, vol 173 no. 1 (2018), pp. 166-180.e14 [10.1016/j.cell.2018.02.012] [abs].
  • Vu, M-AT; Adalı, T; Ba, D; Buzsáki, G; Carlson, D; Heller, K; Liston, C; Rudin, C; Sohal, VS; Widge, AS; Mayberg, HS; Sapiro, G; Dzirasa, K, A Shared Vision for Machine Learning in Neuroscience., The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, vol 38 no. 7 (2018), pp. 1601-1607 [10.1523/jneurosci.0508-17.2018] [abs].
  • Dzirasa, K, Neuronal suppression causing depression?, Science Translational Medicine, vol 10 no. 425 (2018) [10.1126/scitranslmed.aar7520] [abs].
  • Dzirasa, K, Brain leak, mind bleak, Science Translational Medicine, vol 9 no. 419 (2017) [10.1126/scitranslmed.aar4429] [abs].
  • Carlson, D; David, LK; Gallagher, NM; Vu, M-AT; Shirley, M; Hultman, R; Wang, J; Burrus, C; McClung, CA; Kumar, S; Carin, L; Mague, SD; Dzirasa, K, Dynamically Timed Stimulation of Corticolimbic Circuitry Activates a Stress-Compensatory Pathway., Biological Psychiatry, vol 82 no. 12 (2017), pp. 904-913 [10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.06.008] [abs].