Dzirasa Lab

361 Bryan Research

Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, PI

Dept: Psychiatry

Email: kafui.dzirasa@duke.edu

Phone: 919-668-3171

Location: 419 Bryan

We study how neuropsychiatric risk genes interact with environmental stress to modify neural circuits that underlie normal emotional and cognitive function. We use in vivo electrophysiology, cell type specific neuromodulatory techniques (optogenetics and DREADDs), and quantitative analysis of behavior in genetically modified mice.

 

Dzirasa Lab External Site

Recent Posts

dzirasa headshot
News
Friday, October 22, 2021

Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, training faculty member of Neurobiology and the K.

News
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Neurobiology PhD candidates Kirill Chesnov and Gwenaëlle Thomas are part of Kaf Dzirasa's team on Long-term precision editing of neural circuits using engineered

neil gallagher headshot
Event
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 13:30
103 Bryan Research and on Zoom
Neil Gallagher

Neil Gallagher, a Neurobiology Ph.D.

dzirasa headshot
News
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Presidential Awards are the highest honor given by Duke to staff and faculty members. Many of this year's winners helped Duke rise to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficult national dialogue on race and social justice, includ

Pages