Fahim received his PhD from MIT developing multiple platforms for molecular recording and computation. For this work he won the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, Nat. L. Sternberg Graduate Thesis Prize, Helen Peake Carr Research Prize, and Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation. Then, as a Schmidt Science Fellow, he worked between the labs of Ed Boyden and George Church on molecular recording technologies and how they can be used to study the brain. He then went on to co-found a biotechnology startup company.