Paul studied Biomedicine at the Julius-Maximilians University and recieved the degree Master of Science with excellence in 2012. In December 2012, he joined the Knaus Group for his PhD studies on the crosstalk between BMP and Hippo signalling.
Paul was a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies (BSRT, DFG Graduate School 203) and held an e-fellows.net scholarship since 2007.
In spring 2018 Paul finished his PhD studies and received his Dr. rer. nat.