Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D.

Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D.
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Scientific Council Member (Joined 2020)

2013 Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research

Kafui Dzirasa, M.D., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences,

K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Associate Professor in Neurobiology, without tenure

Associate Professor in Neurosurgery

Investigator in the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Duke University
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Kafui Dzirasa completed a PhD in Neurobiology at Duke University. His research interests focus using neural technology to understand how changes in the brain produce neurological and mental illness. In 2009, Kafui obtained an MD from the Duke University School of Medicine, and he completed his medical residency in psychiatry in 2016.

Kafui was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers: the nation’s highest award for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers in 2016. In 2019, Kafui was awarded the Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator award. Kafui has served on the Editorial Advisory Board for TEDMED. He currently serves on the NIH Director’s NExTRAC Advisory committee and Brain Initiative Multi-council working group.

Kafui is the K. Ranga Rama Krishnan endowed Associate Professor at Duke University with appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Neurosurgery.

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