Kafui Dzirasa

Kafui Dzirasa

K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor

External Address: 
Bryan Research Bldg, Room 361, Durham, NC 27710
Internal Office Address: 
Box 3209 Medctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 
919.681.7371

Overview

Education & Training

  • Resident in Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Duke University School of Medicine 2010 - 2016

  • M.D., Duke University School of Medicine 2009

  • Ph.D., Duke University 2007

Selected Grants

Pharmacological Sciences Training Grant awarded by National Institutes of Health (Preceptor). 2020 to 2025

Dissecting and modifying temporal dynamics underlying stress dysfunction awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2024

Neurobiology Training Program awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2019 to 2024

Reversing Brain Network Mechanisms Underlying Depression Vulnerability and Depression Pathology awarded by Hope for Depression Research Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2020 to 2023

Duke CTSA (TL1) awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2018 to 2023

Network Dynamics of Negative and Positive Valence Systems in Decision Making awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2023

Uncovering Population-Level Cellular Relationships to Behavior via Mesoscale Networks awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2019 to 2022

Engineering Gap Junctions for the Study and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders awarded by United Negro College Fund, Inc. (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2022

Medical Scientist Training Program awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1997 to 2022

University Training Program in Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1994 to 2022

Pages

Dzirasa, K. “Chronic recordings in transgenic mice.” Methods for Neural Ensemble Recordings, Second Edition, 2007, pp. 83–96.

Weinberger, Daniel R., et al. “Missing in Action: African Ancestry Brain Research.Neuron, vol. 107, no. 3, Aug. 2020, pp. 407–11. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2020.07.008. Full Text

Dzirasa, Kafui. “For Black Scientists, the Sorrow Is Also Personal.Cell, vol. 182, no. 2, July 2020, pp. 263–64. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.cell.2020.06.028. Full Text

Grossman, Yael, and Kafui Dzirasa. “Is depression a disorder of electrical brain networks?Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 45, no. 1, Jan. 2020, pp. 230–31. Pubmed, doi:10.1038/s41386-019-0511-8. Full Text

Hish, Alexander J., et al. “Applying the Stress Process Model to Stress-Burnout and Stress-Depression Relationships in Biomedical Doctoral Students: A Cross-Sectional Pilot Study.Cbe Life Sci Educ, vol. 18, no. 4, Dec. 2019, p. ar51. Pubmed, doi:10.1187/cbe.19-03-0060. Full Text

Jiang-Xie, Li-Feng, et al. “A Common Neuroendocrine Substrate for Diverse General Anesthetics and Sleep.Neuron, vol. 102, no. 5, June 2019, pp. 1053-1065.e4. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2019.03.033. Full Text

Nagy, Gabriela A., et al. “Burnout and Mental Health Problems in Biomedical Doctoral Students.Cbe Life Sci Educ, vol. 18, no. 2, June 2019, p. ar27. Pubmed, doi:10.1187/cbe.18-09-0198. Full Text

Hultman, Rainbo, et al. “Brain-wide Electrical Spatiotemporal Dynamics Encode Depression Vulnerability.Cell, vol. 173, no. 1, Mar. 2018, pp. 166-180.e14. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.cell.2018.02.012. Full Text

Vu, Mai-Anh T., et al. “A Shared Vision for Machine Learning in Neuroscience.J Neurosci, vol. 38, no. 7, Feb. 2018, pp. 1601–07. Pubmed, doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0508-17.2018. Full Text

Dzirasa, K. “Neuronal suppression causing depression?Science Translational Medicine, vol. 10, no. 425, Jan. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.aar7520. Full Text

Carlson, David, et al. “Dynamically Timed Stimulation of Corticolimbic Circuitry Activates a Stress-Compensatory Pathway.Biol Psychiatry, vol. 82, no. 12, Dec. 2017, pp. 904–13. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.06.008. Full Text

Pages

Li, Y., et al. “Targeting EEG/LFP synchrony with neural nets.” Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, vol. 2017-December, 2017, pp. 4621–31.

Gallagher, N. M., et al. “Cross-spectral factor analysis.” Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, vol. 2017-December, 2017, pp. 6843–53.

Ulrich, K., et al. “GP kernels for cross-spectrum analysis.” Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, vol. 2015-January, 2015, pp. 1999–2007.

Ulrich, K., et al. “Analysis of brain states from multi-region LFP time-series.” Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, vol. 3, no. January, 2014, pp. 2483–91.

Carlson, D. E., et al. “On the relationship between LFP & spiking data.” Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, vol. 3, no. January, 2014, pp. 2060–68.