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Mapping Emotions Towards Precision Psychiatry

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Kafui Dzirasa Research Week Presentation Screen Shot - Latent Network Model

More than 700 Duke faculty, staff and students attended lectures and the poster session during School of Medicine Research Week 2020, held virtually October 5-8. Research Week aims to showcase basic, clinical and translational research from Duke faculty speakers, invited speakers and students.

Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, the K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, kicked off the week with his presentation, "Mapping Emotions Towards Precision Psychiatry."

Dzirasa’s lab measures electrical activity deep in the brain using a brain EKG model that is similar to the heart EKG model. By studying brain activity in mice, he and his team are able to study the regions of the brain that are thought to be associated with autism.

Watch his presentation: 

Learn more about the 2020 School of Medicine Research Week.