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

Friday, March 18, 2022
By Dan Vahaba

 The difference between a social butterfly and a lone wolf is actually at least eight differences, according to new findings by a team of Duke brain researchers.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 12:00
DIBS Cube - Multi-purpose room
Karim Abdelaal

Neurobiology PhD candidate Karim Abdelaal (Dzirasa Lab) will present "MEF2 is a key regulator of cognitive potential and confers resilience to neurodegeneration" at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 15, LIVE in the DIBS Cube.

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Friday, October 22, 2021

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

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