• Lab Presentations at SFN 2015

    Members of the Grill Lab presented 11 different posters at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago. Topics spanned from spinal cord stimulation for pain to peripheral nerve stimulation for treatment of incontinence to deep brain stimulation, with approaches spanning computational modeling through human studies.

  • 2015 Doctoral Graduates

    From left to right: Tianhe "Cheng" Zhang, Meredith McGee, David Brocker, and Bryan Howell

  • Skiing with Lab Alumn Chuck Dorval

    Skiing with Lab Alumn Chuck Dorval

  • The Grill Lab

    Picture taken during the 2018-2019 academic year.

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We use engineering approaches to understand and control neural function. Our research and development efforts are focused on devices that use electrical activation of the nervous system to restore function to individuals with neurological impairment.

Recent News

April 2020

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have used deep brain stimulation based on light to treat motor dysfunction in an animal model of Parkinson’s disease.

November 2015

As if a Nobel Prize weren’t enough, another Duke scientist recently earned a prestigious award for groundbreaking research. Warren Grill was recognized Nov. 2 at the MDB Trent Semans Center for his research and development of deep brain stimulation (DBS) treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

November 2015

With support from the Duke CTSA through the Duke Translational Research Institute (DTRI) Collaborative Pilot Award, Warren Grill, a professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurobiology, and Nandan Lad, a neurosurgeon, think they improve treatment of chronic pain.