received his bachelor`s degree in Pathology in 1978 and his medical degree in 1981. He completed his post-graduate training in pathology at Edinburgh University Medical School and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in Scotland. Since 1989, Dr. Kerr has been a consultant pathologist at the University of Aberdeen. Throughout his career, Dr. Kerr has been particularly interested in pulmonary pre-neoplasia and carcinogenesis, as well as lung tumor diagnosis and classification. He has contributed to more than 600 scientific articles in national and international journals and is an associate editor for the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.