Diverse Minds Seminar with Dr. Kafui Dzirasa

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Kafui Dzirasa

Diverse Minds Seminar with Dr. Kafui Dzirasa

February 11, 2021

4 PM PT

Dr. Kafui Dzirasa (Duke University)

The Kavli Nanoscience Institute is a proud participating partner in Caltech's Diverse Minds seminar series.

Dr. Kafui Dzirasa is an award-winning neuroscientist.is an award-winning neuroscientist. He 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. His research is focused on understanding how changes in the brain produce neurological and mental illness. Dr. Dzirasa is an important advocate for diversity in STEM and for health education in underserved communities. The seminar will include an interview and extended Q&A session where Dr. Dzirasa will answer questions about his own experiences and journey into science.

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*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.

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.

This seminar is only for the Caltech community and requires registering with your @caltech.edu email address. The recording will be available for everyone on the “Diverse Minds” website: https://diverseminds.caltech.edu.