Timothy J. DiChiara, PhD, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering skin cancer. He is currently a medical writer at the pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo. Formerly a neurobiology research scientist at Duke University, he has since written educational materials for cancer doctors and nurses that helps keep them up-to-date with the latest treatment advances and clinical trial results. He also has a deep knowledge of cancer molecular biology, having been a research scientist with multiple articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals to his credit.
Dr. DiChiara earned his PhD in neurobiology from Duke University in Durham, N.C., and his Bachelor of Arts from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
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