Faculty

Kafui Dzirasa

K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Brain Stimulation and Neurophysiology
School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Brain Stimulation and Neurophysiology
School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering
Pratt School of Engineering

Associate Professor in Neurobiology, without tenure

Neurobiology
School of Medicine

Associate Professor in Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery
School of Medicine

Investigator in the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
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Box 3209 Medctr, Durham, NC 27710

Bryan Research Bldg, Room 361, Durham, NC 27710

(919) 681-7371 kafui.dzirasa@duke.edu


Education & Training

Ph.D. 2007

Duke University

M.D. 2009

Duke University School of Medicine

Resident in Psychiatry, Psychiatry

Duke University School of Medicine

Grants

Dissecting and modifying temporal dynamics underlying major depressive disorder

National Institutes of Health

Neurobiology Training Program

National Institutes of Health

Duke CTSA (TL1)

National Institutes of Health

Network Dynamics of Negative and Positive Valence Systems in Decision Making

National Institutes of Health

Uncovering Population-Level Cellular Relationships to Behavior via Mesoscale Networks

National Institutes of Health

Engineering Gap Junctions for the Study and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Medical Scientist Training Program

National Institutes of Health

University Training Program in Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering

National Institutes of Health

Acculturation Stress, Biomarkers, and Psychopathology Among Hispanic Immigrants

National Institutes of Health

Network Dynamics of Negative and Positive Valence Systems in Decision Making

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Engineering gap junctions for the study and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Environmental Toxins and Microglia-Synapse Interactions in Autism

National Institutes of Health

Neuromuscular Control of Primate Eye Movements

National Institutes of Health

A FULLY BIOLOGICAL PLATFORM FOR MONITORING MESOSCALE NEURAL ACTIVITY

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Akt/GSK-3 Signaling Cascade and the Actions of Dopamine

National Institutes of Health

Molecular and circuitry mechanism underlying autism behaviors in Shank3 mouse models

Yale University

A fully biological platform for monitoring mesoscale neural activity

National Institutes of Health

Unmasking a Role for Cortical Dopamine D4 Receptors in Controlling Circuit Dynamics and Behavior

National Institutes of Health

Hartwell Fellowship

Multilevel integration to understand, treat, and prevent depression

Unraveling the neural gate to consciousness

W.M. Keck Foundation

The neurophysiology of impulsive sensation seeking

University of Pittsburgh

Simultaneous and Bidirectional Chemogenetic Control of Mesolimbic and Nigrostriatal Circuits

National Institutes of Health

Molecular and circuitry mechanism underlying autism behaviors in Shank3 mouse models

National Institutes of Health

Network Dynamics of Positive and Negative Valence Systems in Decision Making

Environmental Toxins and Microglia-Synapse Interactions in Autism

Massachusetts General Hospital

Enabling Stress Resistance

National Institutes of Health

Basic predoctoral training in neuroscience

National Institutes of Health

A novel neural circuit analysis paradigm to model autism in mice

National Institutes of Health

BRAIN EAGER: Bayesian Models of Translational Neural Networks: Motivation and Reward

National Science Foundation

The 5-HT theory of depression tested in a naturalistic model of 5-HT deficiency

National Institutes of Health

Characterizing sensorimotor gaiting dysfunction in mouse models of schizophrenia

National Institutes of Health
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Publications

Is depression a disorder of electrical brain networks?

PMID 31506610
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Applying the Stress Process Model to Stress-Burnout and Stress-Depression Relationships in Biomedical Doctoral Students: A Cross-Sectional Pilot Study.

PMID 31622166
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A Common Neuroendocrine Substrate for Diverse General Anesthetics and Sleep.

PMID 31006556
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Burnout and Mental Health Problems in Biomedical Doctoral Students.

PMID 31150319
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Brain-wide Electrical Spatiotemporal Dynamics Encode Depression Vulnerability.

PMID 29502969
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A Shared Vision for Machine Learning in Neuroscience.

PMID 29374138
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Neuronal suppression causing depression?

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Dynamically Timed Stimulation of Corticolimbic Circuitry Activates a Stress-Compensatory Pathway.

PMID 28728677
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Brain leak, mind bleak

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The new stars of synaptic regulation

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In the mood for food

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A brilliant approach to study the basis of intelligence?

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Rat intersubjective decisions are encoded by frequency-specific oscillatory contexts.

PMID 28638715
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When they go low, we go high.

PMID 28637926
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Working memory: The real VIP.

PMID 28490667
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The neural substrates of super memory.

PMID 28356506
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Targeting EEG/LFP synchrony with neural nets

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Cross-spectral factor analysis

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Increased Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor 5 Signaling Underlies Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder-like Behavioral and Striatal Circuit Abnormalities in Mice.

PMID 27436084
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Dysregulation of Prefrontal Cortex-Mediated Slow-Evolving Limbic Dynamics Drives Stress-Induced Emotional Pathology.

PMID 27346529
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Altered mGluR5-Homer scaffolds and corticostriatal connectivity in a Shank3 complete knockout model of autism.

PMID 27161151
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Animal models of psychiatric disorders.

PMID 26855189
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Daytime spikes in dopaminergic activity drive rapid mood-cycling in mice.

PMID 25560763
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Daytime spikes in dopaminergic activity drive rapid mood-cycling in mice.

PMID 25687774
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Localization of Metal Electrodes in the Intact Rat Brain Using Registration of 3D Microcomputed Tomography Images to a Magnetic Resonance Histology Atlas.

PMID 26322331
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Tuning the Brain-Gut Axis in Health and Disease

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Incubating the research independence of a medical scientist training program graduate: a case study.

PMID 25406610
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GP kernels for cross-spectrum analysis

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Prefrontal cortex reactivity underlies trait vulnerability to chronic social defeat stress.

PMID 25072279
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Analysis of brain states from multi-region LFP time-series

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On the relationship between LFP & spiking data

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Cortical-amygdalar circuit dysfunction in a genetic mouse model of serotonin deficiency.

PMID 23467366
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Cortical control of affective networks.

PMID 23325249
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How does deep brain stimulation work?

PMID 23121868
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Increasing the validity of experimental models for depression.

PMID 22823549
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Impaired limbic gamma oscillatory synchrony during anxiety-related behavior in a genetic mouse model of bipolar mania.

PMID 21525286
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Chronic in vivo multi-circuit neurophysiological recordings in mice.

PMID 21115042
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Lithium ameliorates nucleus accumbens phase-signaling dysfunction in a genetic mouse model of mania.

PMID 21123577
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Acute Effects of Spinal Cord Stimulation in Large-Scale Brain Circuits in a Transgenic Mouse Parkinson's Model

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Noradrenergic control of cortico-striato-thalamic and mesolimbic cross-structural synchrony.

PMID 20445065
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Hyperdopaminergia and NMDA receptor hypofunction disrupt neural phase signaling.

PMID 19553461
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Persistent hyperdopaminergia decreases the peak frequency of hippocampal theta oscillations during quiet waking and REM sleep.

PMID 19381303
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Baseline hippocampal theta oscillation speeds correlate with rate of operant task acquisition.

PMID 18378012
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Chronic recordings in transgenic mice

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Erratum: Dopaminergic Control of Sleep-Wake States (Journal of Neuroscience (October 11, 2006) (10577-10589))

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Dopaminergic control of sleep-wake states.

PMID 17035544
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Bioavailability of cable insulating oil to soil biota

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