Dr. Rahman completed his PhD degree early in 2016. His PhD training was to develop a genetic therapy for BRAF V600E mutated cancers through the targeting of cell proliferation signaling pathways. Now, he is in an ideal situation to apply his technical expertise and knowledge that he gained during his PhD training, to the lung cancer research field. He is very enthusiastic and passionate about his research career in lung cancer diagnostics, prevention and translational research. Eventually, he aims to become an independent research leader in lung cancer research which will be achievable given with the appropriate guidance and mentorship, which is his aim. Dr. Rahman has a strong track record in this area having mentored 10 post-doctoral fellows, the majority winning their own fellowships and 4 now having faculty positions.