Paul is a Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Zayd Khaliq, Ph.D., at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). A constant theme throughout Paul’s training – and his focus as a 2017–2019 CCB Fellow – has been studying the cellular mechanisms induced by, and that contribute to, the abuse of illicit drugs. Paul was an ARCS Scholar during his doctoral work and was the recipient of the 2014 Oregon Brain Institute Fellowship.
Paul earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Neuroscience from Grinnell College in 2009, and completed his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Vollum Institute in December of 2016 in the laboratory of John Williams. Between his B.A. and Ph.D., Paul was a post-baccalaureate fellow in the laboratory of Veronica Alvarez at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
When not in the lab, Paul likes to get away from technology by hiking through nature and listening to the wind.