Kafui Dzirasa

Kafui Dzirasa

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
  • Investigator in the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Contact Information

  • 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 755: Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Neuroscience (IPCN) Independent Research Rotation
  • PSY 276D: Brain and Behavior: Translating Neuroscience (B)

In the News

Representative Publications

  • 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 [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 (2016) [abs].
  • Gordon, JA; Dzirasa, K, Animal models of psychiatric disorders., Neuroscience, vol 321 (2016), pp. 1-2 [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, JD; Xu, Q; Chung, L; Rodriguiz, RM; Wang, F; Weinberg, RJ; Wetsel, WC; Dzirasa, K; Yin, H; Jiang, YH, Altered mGluR5-Homer scaffolds and corticostriatal connectivity in a Shank3 complete knockout model of autism., Nature Communications, vol 7 (2016) [abs].
  • Sidor, MM; Spencer, SM; Dzirasa, K; Parekh, PK; Tye, KM; Warden, MR; Arey, RN; Enwright, JF; Jacobsen, JP; Kumar, S; Remillard, EM; Caron, MG; Deisseroth, K; McClung, CA, Daytime spikes in dopaminergic activity drive rapid mood-cycling in mice., Molecular Psychiatry, vol 20 no. 11 (2015), pp. 1406-1419 [abs].