Paulo Almeida is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Prior to his academic appointment at UNCW, he was an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Coimbra and at the University of Algarve, Portugal. His research seeks to understand the mechanism of antimicrobial, cytolytic peptides, and cell-penetrating peptides, as well as study domain formation in lipid membranes in terms of the molecular interactions between lipids, and how they are influenced by proteins and peptides bound or incorporated into the membrane. Almeida is a member of the Editorial Board of Biophysical Journal, as well as a member of the Biophysical Society and American Chemical Society. Almeida has written several book chapters in addition to being an active reviewer for professional journals and author of numerous papers.