Kafui Dzirasa

Dzirasa

K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor

Appointments and Affiliations

  • K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Associate Professor in Neurobiology, without tenure
  • Associate Professor in Neurosurgery
  • Investigator in the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Contact Information

  • Office Location: Bryan Research Bldg, Room 361, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 681-7371
  • Email Address: kafui.dzirasa@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • Duke University School of Medicine, 2016
  • M.D. Duke University School of Medicine, 2009
  • Ph.D. Duke University, 2007

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

    Courses Taught

    • NEUROBIO 393: Research Independent Study
    • NEUROBIO 793: Research in Neurobiology
    • NEUROSCI 493: Research Independent Study 1
    • NEUROSCI 494: Research Independent Study 2
    • NEUROSCI 495: Research Independent Study 3
    • PSY 393: Research Independent Study
    • PSY 394: Research Independent Study

    In the News

    Representative Publications

    • Tilghman, S; Alberts, B; Colón-Ramos, D; Dzirasa, K; Kimble, J; Varmus, H, Concrete steps to diversify the scientific workforce., Science, vol 372 no. 6538 (2021), pp. 133-135 [10.1126/science.abf9679] [abs].
    • Dzirasa, K, Revising the a Priori Hypothesis: Systemic Racism Has Penetrated Scientific Funding., Cell, vol 183 no. 3 (2020), pp. 576-579 [10.1016/j.cell.2020.09.026] [abs].
    • Weinberger, DR; Dzirasa, K; Crumpton-Young, LL, Missing in Action: African Ancestry Brain Research., Neuron, vol 107 no. 3 (2020), pp. 407-411 [10.1016/j.neuron.2020.07.008] [abs].
    • Dzirasa, K, For Black Scientists, the Sorrow Is Also Personal., Cell, vol 182 no. 2 (2020), pp. 263-264 [10.1016/j.cell.2020.06.028] [abs].
    • Hish, AJ; Nagy, GA; Fang, CM; Kelley, L; Nicchitta, CV; Dzirasa, K; Zachary Rosenthal, M, Acceptability and perceived effectiveness of approaches to support biomedical doctoral student wellness: One size doesn⇔t fit all, International Journal of Doctoral Studies, vol 15 (2020), pp. 653-684 [10.28945/4669] [abs].