Kafui Dzirasa

Kafui Dzirasa

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • 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)

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Schaich Borg, J; Srivastava, S; Lin, L; Heffner, J; Dunson, D; Dzirasa, K; de Lecea, L, Rat intersubjective decisions are encoded by frequency-specific oscillatory contexts., Brain and Behavior, vol 7 no. 6 (2017) [10.1002/brb3.710] [abs].
  • Dzirasa, K, When they go low, we go high., Science Translational Medicine, vol 9 no. 395 (2017) [10.1126/scitranslmed.aan6193] [abs].
  • 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].