Paulo Bedaque received his B.S. in 1985 from the Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil and his Ph.D. in 1994 from the University of Rochester. Following this, he served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology and then at the Institute for Nuclear Theory at the University of Washington. He joined the scientific staff at Lawrencey Berkeley Lab in 2001 and joined UMD in 2006. Professor Bedaque's research career has focused on the interface of nuclear physics and particle physics with an emphasis on various aspects of QCD. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.