After graduating Brandeis Univ. with a major in chemistry and research in photochemistry, Dr. Androphy attended the Univ. of Rochester School of Medicine, where he continued his passion for cancer research. He completed his medical internship and two years of dermatology residency at the Univ. of Pittsburgh, after which he transferred to the Dermatology Branch of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD, and joined the group of Dr. Douglas Lowy, where he investigated the molecular biology and oncogenic properties of papillomaviruses in the newly created Laboratory of Cellular Oncology. Following this four-year post-doctoral fellowship, he moved to Tufts Medical School as an Assistant Professor and progressed to Professor and Vice Chair of the Dept. of Dermatology. In 2001, Dr. Androphy was appointed as the first Barbara & Nathan Greenberg Chair and served as Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Dept. of Medicine at the Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School. In 2010, Dr. Androphy became Chair of the Department of Dermatology of Indiana University School of Medicine.