Warren Grill

Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Bass Fellow
Professor in Neurobiology
Professor in Neurosurgery
Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Campus mail: Box 90281, Dept Biomedical Engineering, Durham, NC 27708-0281
Phone: (919) 660-5276
Email address: warren.grill@duke.edu

Our research employs engineering approaches to understand and control neural function. We work on fundamental questions and applied development in electrical stimulation of the nervous system to restore function to individuals with neurological impairment or injury.

Current projects include:
• understanding the mechanisms of and developing advanced approaches to deep brain stimulation to treat movement disorders,
• developing novel approaches to peripheral nerve electrical stimulation for restoration of bladder function, 
• understanding the mechanisms of and developing advanced approaches to spinal cord stimulation to treat chronic pain,
• understanding and controlling the cellular effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation, and
• design of novel electrodes and waveforms for selective stimulation of the nervous system.

Education and Training

  • Boston University, B.S. 1989
  • Case Western Reserve University, M.S. 1992
  • Case Western Reserve University, Ph.D. 1995

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Selected Grants and Awards

Department Affiliation

  • Department of Biomedical Engineering