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Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD

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
Division: 
Brain Stimulation and Neurophysiology
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Office: Bryan Research Bldg, Room 361, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3209 Medctr, Durham, NC 27710

Education and 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

Publications

Weinberger, Daniel R., Kafui Dzirasa, and Lesia L. Crumpton-Young. “Missing in Action: African Ancestry Brain Research.” Neuron 107, no. 3 (August 5, 2020): 407–11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2020.07.008.

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Dzirasa, Kafui. “For Black Scientists, the Sorrow Is Also Personal.” Cell 182, no. 2 (July 23, 2020): 263–64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2020.06.028.

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Grossman, Yael, and Kafui Dzirasa. “Is depression a disorder of electrical brain networks?” Neuropsychopharmacology 45, no. 1 (January 2020): 230–31. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41386-019-0511-8.

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Hish, Alexander J., Gabriela A. Nagy, Caitlin M. Fang, Lisalynn Kelley, Christopher V. Nicchitta, Kafui Dzirasa, and M Zachary Rosenthal. “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 18, no. 4 (December 2019): ar51. https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.19-03-0060.

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Jiang-Xie, Li-Feng, Luping Yin, Shengli Zhao, Vincent Prevosto, Bao-Xia Han, Kafui Dzirasa, and Fan Wang. “A Common Neuroendocrine Substrate for Diverse General Anesthetics and Sleep.” Neuron 102, no. 5 (June 5, 2019): 1053-1065.e4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2019.03.033.

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Nagy, Gabriela A., Caitlin M. Fang, Alexander J. Hish, Lisalynn Kelly, Christopher V. Nicchitta, Kafui Dzirasa, and M Zachary Rosenthal. “Burnout and Mental Health Problems in Biomedical Doctoral Students.” Cbe Life Sci Educ 18, no. 2 (June 2019): ar27. https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.18-09-0198.

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Hultman, Rainbo, Kyle Ulrich, Benjamin D. Sachs, Cameron Blount, David E. Carlson, Nkemdilim Ndubuizu, Rosemary C. Bagot, et al. “Brain-wide Electrical Spatiotemporal Dynamics Encode Depression Vulnerability.” Cell 173, no. 1 (March 22, 2018): 166-180.e14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2018.02.012.

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Vu, Mai-Anh T., Tülay Adalı, Demba Ba, György Buzsáki, David Carlson, Katherine Heller, Conor Liston, et al. “A Shared Vision for Machine Learning in Neuroscience.” J Neurosci 38, no. 7 (February 14, 2018): 1601–7. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0508-17.2018.

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Dzirasa, K. “Neuronal suppression causing depression?” Science Translational Medicine 10, no. 425 (January 24, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1126/scitranslmed.aar7520.

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Carlson, David, Lisa K. David, Neil M. Gallagher, Mai-Anh T. Vu, Matthew Shirley, Rainbo Hultman, Joyce Wang, et al. “Dynamically Timed Stimulation of Corticolimbic Circuitry Activates a Stress-Compensatory Pathway.” Biol Psychiatry 82, no. 12 (December 15, 2017): 904–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.06.008.

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