Artist Bio - Paul D. Shilling, Ph.D.
Paul currently lives in Encinitas, California with his wife, Lesley. A native of New York, Paul received a B.A. from Cornell University in Psychology and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Neurosciences from University California, San Diego. Paul is a Research Scientist in the Psychiatry Department at UCSD investigating the brain mechanisms underlying schizophrenia and the antipsychotic drugs used to treat this brain disease. In addition, he is part of the Bipolar Genetics Study (BiGS) and a co-investigator in The Pharmacogenomics of Bipolar Disorder (PGBD) Consortium. He developed his passion for photography as a graduate student and found that this art form perfectly complemented the highly logical thinking used in his research.
Paul specializes in fine art nature and travel photography. One of his goals is to provide novel perspectives of natural subjects. He and Lesley own Shilling Productions where together they sell his photography and her unique jewelry. He has exhibited his award winning photography in many local shows and competitions. His images have been published in the book, San Diego’s North County Coast: A Photographic Portrait and in Nature’s Best magazine.
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