Dr. Druand received an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Electronique, Hydrolique, Informatique et Automatique de Toulouse, France in 1973. In 1974, he received a M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Reserve University in Cleveland OH., worked several years at the Addiction Research Foundation of Toronto, Canada and in 1982 received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering.

He received an NSF Young Investigator Presidential Award as well as the Diekhoff and Wittke awards for graduate and undergraduate teaching and the Mortar board top-prof awards at Case Western Reserve University. He is an IEEE Fellow and also Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering and Fellow of the Institute of Physics.

Dr. Durand serves on five editorial boards of peer-reviewed scientific journals and he is the editor-in-chief and founding editor of the Journal of Neural Engineering. His research interests are in neural engineering and include computational neuroscience, neurophysiology and control of epilepsy, non-linear dynamics of neural systems, neural prostheses and applied magnetic and electrical field interactions with neural tissue. He has obtained funding for his research from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and private foundations. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles and he has consulted for many biotechnology companies and foundations.

Recent Publications

  • Lee, S; Sahadevan, J; Khrestian, C; Durand, D; Waldo, A, High Density Mapping of Atrial Fibrillation During Vagal Nerve Stimulation in the Canine Heart – Restudying the Moe Hypothesis, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, In Press, 2013 PMID: 23210508
  • Toprani, S and Durand DM. Fiber Tract Stimulation Can Reduce Epileptiform Activity in an in-vitro Bilateral Hippocampal Slice Preparation, In Press, Experimental Neurology, 2013, PMID: 23123405
  • Wodlinger B, S. Rashid and DM Durand “Block of Peripheral Pain Response by High Frequency Sinusoidal Stimulation”, Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, In Press, 2013 PMID: 23294138
  • Feng Z, Zheng X, Yu. Y and DM Durand: Functional Disconnection of Axonal Fibers Generated by High Frequency Stimulation in the Hippocampal CA1 Region in-vivo. In Press, Brain Research , 2013. PMID: 23473842
  • Koubeissi MZ, Kahriman E, Syed TU, Miller J, Durand DM. Low Frequency electrical stimulation of a fiber tract in temporal lobe epilepsy. Ann Neurol. 2013.23915. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23613463
  • Toprani, S and Durand DM. Long-lasting hyperpolarization underlies seizure reduction by low frequency deep brain electrical stimulation, In Press, J. Neurophysiology, 2013
  • Gonzales, L., TP Ladas; CC Chiang; DM Durand, TRPV1 antagonist capsazepine suppresses 4-AP-induced epileptiform activity in vitro and electrographic seizures in vivo. Experimental Neurology, in Press, 2013
  • Yang Wang; Sheela Toprani; Yuang Tang; Tina Vrabec; Dominique M Durand Mechanism of Highly Synchronized Bilateral Hippocampal Activity Corresponding Experimental Neurology, In Press 2013
  • Mingming Zhang¬¬, Thomas P. Ladas, Chen Qiu, Rajat S. Shivacharan, Luis E. Gonzalez-Reyes, Dominique M. Durand Propagation of epileptiform activity can be independent of synaptic transmission, gap junctions or diffusion and is consistent with electrical field transmission, In Press, J. Neuroscience, 2013