Diverse Minds Seminar
Dr. Kafui Dzirasa 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. He is the first African American to complete a Ph.D. in Neurobiology at Duke University. He went on to obtain his M.D. from the Duke University School of Medicine and completed residency training in General Psychiatry. His research interests focus on using neurotechnology to understand how changes in the brain produce neurological and mental illness.
The Diverse Minds seminar series is a campus-wide program* that aims to provide a platform for distinguished speakers from a diversity of backgrounds to share their science and personal journey into science with the Caltech Community. These seminars aim to educate, inspire, and initiate purposeful discussion. Caltech recognizes that diverse perspectives and experiences benefit everyone and by intentionally inviting speakers from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds Caltech can continue to cultivate a community that values equity, inclusion, and embraces the power of diversity in STEM. Dr. Dzirasa is hosted by the Chen Institute for Neuroscience.
*Participating Caltech institutes: Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST), Center for Environmental Microbial Interactions (CEMI), Information Science and Technology (IST), Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM), Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI), Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), Resnick Sustainability Institute, Rosen Bioengineering Center, Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech.