José Faraldo-Gómez earned a B.Sc. in Physics from the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid in 1999, and a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Oxford in 2002, under the supervision of Prof. Mark Sansom. Subsequently he was a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Benoit Roux, first at Cornell Medical College in New York and later at the University of Chicago. In late 2007 Dr. Faraldo-Gómez established the Theoretical Molecular Biophysics Group at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt, Germany, and from 2008 where he was also an Adjunct Investigator of the German Research Foundation Cluster of Excellence in Frankfurt. In 2013 he joined the NHLBI as a tenure-track investigator, where he currently leads the Theoretical Molecular Biophysics Section. Dr. Faraldo-Gómez is an Associate Editor or the Journal of General Physiology and a member of the Editorial Board of Biophysical Journal, and frequently serves as a reviewer for leading scientific journals covering the field of structural and molecular biophysics.