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Warren Grill Ph.D

Warren M. Grill serves as SPR Therapeutics’ Chief Scientific Advisor and is presently the Addy Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University (Durham, NC) with secondary appointments in Neurobiology and Surgery. Dr. Grill received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering with honors from Boston University and a Ph. D. in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. His research interests are in neural engineering and neural prostheses including design and testing of electrodes and stimulation techniques, the electrical properties of tissues and cells, and computational neuroscience with applications in restoration of bladder function, treatment of movement disorders with deep brain stimulation, and multi-joint limb movement. He has authored 90 peer-reviewed publications, and is an inventor on 9 issued and 5 pending patents. In 2007 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, in 2008 received the Capers & Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research at Duke University, and in 2009 was inducted into the Bass Society of Fellows at Duke for excellence in teaching and research.

Dr. Grill serves as a Consultant to the Neurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, on the editorial boards of Brain Stimulation, Journal of Neural Engineering, Neuromodulation, and Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, and as Sr. Technical Editor for Neurotech.

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