Paul Maragakis performs molecular dynamics simulations of biomolecular systems, with a recent focus on validating the methodology of simulations through comparison with experimental data. Paul performed the research leading to his Ph.D. in physics at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. He earned a B.Sc. in physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Prior to joining DESRES, he held a Marie Curie Fellowship while working with Martin Karplus jointly in the Departments of Chemistry of the University of Strasbourg and Harvard, where he studied the behavior of floppy, sticky, fluctuating, ever-changing proteins. His earlier work includes a postdoctoral fellowship in physics at Harvard, where he studied the electronic properties of DNA. Originally from Greece, Paul enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, fine espresso, and spending time with his family.