Kafui Dzirasa

Kafui Dzirasa

K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor

Appointments and Affiliations

  • K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Associate Professor in Neurobiology, without tenure
  • Associate 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) 681-7371
  • 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

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Elected Member. National Academy of Medicine. 2021
  • HHMI Investigator. Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 2021

Courses Taught

  • NEUROBIO 393: Research Independent Study
  • NEUROBIO 793: Research in Neurobiology
  • NEUROSCI 493: Research Independent Study 1
  • PSY 394: Research Independent Study

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Caron, KM; Dzirasa, K, Marc G. Caron (1946-2022)., Neuron, vol 110 no. 13 (2022), pp. 2050-2051 [10.1016/j.neuron.2022.06.012] [abs].
  • Mague, SD; Talbot, A; Blount, C; Walder-Christensen, KK; Duffney, LJ; Adamson, E; Bey, AL; Ndubuizu, N; Thomas, GE; Hughes, DN; Grossman, Y; Hultman, R; Sinha, S; Fink, AM; Gallagher, NM; Fisher, RL; Jiang, Y-H; Carlson, DE; Dzirasa, K, Brain-wide electrical dynamics encode individual appetitive social behavior., Neuron, vol 110 no. 10 (2022), pp. 1728-1741.e7 [10.1016/j.neuron.2022.02.016] [abs].
  • Jaaro-Peled, H; Kumar, S; Hughes, D; Sumitomo, A; Kim, S-H; Zoubovsky, S; Hirota-Tsuyada, Y; Zala, D; Bruyere, J; Katz, BM; Huang, B; Flores, R; Narayan, S; Hou, Z; Economides, AN; Hikida, T; Wetsel, WC; Deisseroth, K; Mori, S; Brandon, NJ; Tanaka, M; Ishizuka, K; Houslay, MD; Saudou, F; Dzirasa, K; Sawa, A; Tomoda, T, Regulation of sensorimotor gating via Disc1/Huntingtin-mediated Bdnf transport in the cortico-striatal circuit., Mol Psychiatry, vol 27 no. 3 (2022), pp. 1805-1815 [10.1038/s41380-021-01389-3] [abs].
  • Liston, C; Roberts, A; Dzirasa, K; Geschwind, D; Ahmari, SE; Lüscher, C, Understanding the biological basis of psychiatric disease: What's next?, Cell, vol 185 no. 1 (2022), pp. 1-3 [10.1016/j.cell.2021.12.010] [abs].
  • Gallagher, NM; Dzirasa, K; Carlson, D, Directed Spectral Measures Improve Latent Network Models Of Neural Populations., Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, vol 34 (2021), pp. 7421-7435 [abs].