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Masha Savelieff is a professional freelance scientific writer. She began her science career in chemistry at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, where she earned her BSc and MSc degrees. She then went on to receive her PhD, also in chemistry, from the University of Illinois in 2008. Masha then branched out into biology and biomedical research by completing her postdoctoral training in Alzheimer’s disease at the University of Michigan. Finally, she widened her biology experience in cancer research and metabolic disease, also at U-M. Masha now writes full-time on a breadth of scientific topics.

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