Dzirasa Lab

361 Bryan Research

Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, PI

Dept: Psychiatry


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.


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Recent Posts

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 08:00
Duke North, Room 2003
Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD

Our Grand Rounds are now being held virtually via Zoom. View them at:
This week Duke Neurobiology's Kafui Dziarasa, MD, PhD will speak.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 12:00
Jake Benton

Neurobiology graduate student Jake Benton (Dzirasa Lab) will present "The (Sharp-Wave) Ripple Effect: Prolonging Hippocampal Signals in Real-Time Imp

Friday, November 6, 2020
By Lindsay Key

The moment has finally arrived for the United States biomedical research enterprise to directly confront structural racism in scientific funding, according to Duke neuroscientist

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:00
Kirill Chesnov

Graduate student Kirill Chesnov (Dzirasa Lab) will present The Influence of GABA Polarity on Axoaxonic Synapse Plasticity base