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

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

Courses Taught

  • NEUROBIO 393: Research Independent Study
  • NEUROBIO 793: Research in Neurobiology
  • NEUROSCI 493: Research Independent Study 1
  • NEUROSCI 494: Research Independent Study 2

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Block, Carina L., Oznur Eroglu, Stephen D. Mague, Caroline J. Smith, Alexis M. Ceasrine, Chaichontat Sriworarat, Cameron Blount, et al. “Prenatal environmental stressors impair postnatal microglia function and adult behavior in males.” Cell Rep 40, no. 5 (August 2, 2022): 111161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2022.111161.
  • Caron, Kathleen M., and Kafui Dzirasa. “Marc G. Caron (1946-2022).” Neuron 110, no. 13 (July 6, 2022): 2050–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2022.06.012.
  • Mague, Stephen D., Austin Talbot, Cameron Blount, Kathryn K. Walder-Christensen, Lara J. Duffney, Elise Adamson, Alexandra L. Bey, et al. “Brain-wide electrical dynamics encode individual appetitive social behavior.” Neuron 110, no. 10 (May 18, 2022): 1728-1741.e7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2022.02.016.
  • Jaaro-Peled, Hanna, Sunil Kumar, Dalton Hughes, Akiko Sumitomo, Sun-Hong Kim, Sandra Zoubovsky, Yuki Hirota-Tsuyada, et al. “Regulation of sensorimotor gating via Disc1/Huntingtin-mediated Bdnf transport in the cortico-striatal circuit.” Mol Psychiatry 27, no. 3 (March 2022): 1805–15. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41380-021-01389-3.
  • Liston, Conor, Angela Roberts, Kafui Dzirasa, Dan Geschwind, Susanne E. Ahmari, and Christian Lüscher. “Understanding the biological basis of psychiatric disease: What's next?” Cell 185, no. 1 (January 6, 2022): 1–3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2021.12.010.