Kimberly Paul received her B.S. in Biology from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, USA), and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University (Princeton, NJ, USA). At a host-pathogen interactions symposium at a national cell biology conference, she was inspired to continue her post-doctoral research on the host-microbe interactions. After receiving her PhD, she attended the prestigious Biology of Parasitism summer course at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, MA, USA) before starting her post-doctoral research in molecular parasitology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD, USA). Since 2005, Dr. Paul has been a faculty member at Clemson University (Clemson, SC, USA), where she is currently an Assoc. Professor in the Dept. of Genetics & Biochemistry and a Founding Member, Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center (EPIC) Her research centers on fatty acid metabolism and drug discovery in Trypanosoma brucei, the causative agent of African sleeping sickness.