Rod Hall received his PhD from the University of Leeds, UK. He did post-doctoral studies on respiratory mucus secretions from 1976 to 1979 at St Georges Hospital Medical School, University of London; this research area has been a lifelong passion. From 1979 to 2002 he worked at the Bayer Respiratory Disease research centre in the UK where he was Head of Discovery Research. In 2004 he and Professor Peter Cole founded Mucokinetica Ltd., an epithelial biology drug discovery company. Rod is Managing Director and Chief Scientific Officer.