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

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

Neil Gallagher, a Neurobiology Ph.D.

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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

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