Editors

Stacy Lawrence, Senior Editor

Stacy has been writing and editing about the business of emerging technologies for more than 15 years. Most recently, she was the biopharma business bureau editor with Elsevier. Prior to that, she was the finance columnist with biotechnology industry publication BioCentury. Stacy also has written for publications including Nature Biotechnology, San Francisco Business Times, New Scientist, MIT Technology Review, Business 2.0, and Wired. Stacy can be reached at slawrence@fiercemarkets.com.


Justin Heifetz, Associate Editor

Justin Heifetz is an associate editor with FierceMarkets' Life Sciences group. Prior to moving to Washington, DC, he has reported from Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand on topics ranging border disputes to energy and ethnic insurgency. He holds a Bachelor's from Franklin & Marshall College in Classics and a Master's in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). You can contact him at jheifetz@fiercemarkets.com.


Varun Saxena, News Editor

Varun Saxena is a news editor for Fierce Life Sciences. He edits and writes for FierceMedicalDevices and FierceDrugDelivery. Prior to joining Fierce he covered the medical device and diagnostics industry for "The Gray Sheet." He has had stints at The Indianapolis Star, the Chronicle of Higher Education and Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine. Varun is a graduate of George Washington University, from which he earned a Bachelor's in Economics. In addition, he has a Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland.He is a member of the National Press Club and the South Asian Journalists Association. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports on the mall. Follow Varun on Twitter @varunsaxena2 or email him at vsaxena@fiercemarkets.com.


Emily Wasserman, Associate Editor

Emily Wasserman is an associate Life Sciences editor at FierceMarkets. Prior to joining Fierce, Emily completed her Master’s at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She specialized in magazine journalism, and also worked as a Health and Science reporter for the school’s wire news service. She covered topics ranging from America’s obesity epidemic to genetically modified fish, and her work appeared in local and national publications. In her spare time, Emily freelances for Fodor’s Travel and maintains personal food blog. You can contact her at ewasserman@fiercemarkets.com and follow her on Twitter at @EmilyWFierce.


Arlene Weintraub, Contributing Editor

Arlene Weintraub has over 15 years of experience writing about health care, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Her freelance pieces have been published in the New York Times, US News & World Report, Technology Review, Scientific American, USA Today, Entrepreneur.com, FierceMarkets and other media outlets. She was previously a senior health writer for BusinessWeek, covering both the science and business of health. She also worked as an editor for Xconomy.com, covering the biotech industry, as well as technology, life sciences and clean technology companies. She has won awards from the New York Press Club, the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Foundation for Biomedical Research, and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Her book about the anti-aging industry, Selling the Fountain of Youth, was published by Basic Books in 2010. You can contact her at arlene.weintraub@gmail.com.


Carly Helfand, News Editor

Carly Helfand is a news editor with Fierce's life sciences group, writing for FiercePharma, FiercePharmaMarketing and FierceVaccines. Carly got her start covering pharma while earning her master’s at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where she concentrated in business reporting. She has completed journalism projects on four continents, and her work has appeared in various outlets such as The Boston Globe, The Washington Post’s “Wonkblog” and Cape Town’s Weekend Argus. Carly prefers watching pro hockey to nearly everything. She also plays the Irish fiddle. You can contact her at chelfand@fiercemarkets.com and follow her on Twitter at @CarlyHFierce.


Michael Gibney, Production Editor

Michael is the production editor with Fierce's life sciences group. He also writes for FierceDrugDelivery and FierceMedicalDevices. A graduate of the University of Missouri's School of Journalism, Michael has worked as an editor for Patch.com in Connecticut and a writer for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle in Montana. Michael lives in Washington, D.C, and enjoys hiking, running and exploring the city's bookstores and movie theaters.


Emily Mullin, Associate Editor

Before joining the Fierce life sciences team as an associate editor, Emily Mullin was a reporter at the Baltimore Business Journal, where she covered the healthcare and biotechnology industries, and a staff writer for Dorland Health, a healthcare trade publishing company based in Rockville, MD. She has served as a contributing writer to The Maryland Daily Record, where she’s covered topics ranging from neuroscience to hospital consolidation. Her business and healthcare stories have also appeared in Nephrology Times, Columbus Business First and the Cincinnati Business Courier. She is based in Washington, DC, and is a graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. You can contact her at emullin@fiercemarkets.com and follow her on Twitter at @EmilyMFierce.


Nick Taylor, UK Correspondent

Nick Taylor is a freelance journalist with more than six years' experience of reporting on the global biopharma industry. Since graduating with a biology degree from the University of York, Nick has written for numerous healthcare publications, including Nature BioPharma Dealmakers, Life Science Leader and Outsourcing-Pharma. You can contact him at ntaylor@fiercemarkets.com and follow him on Twitter at @NickPaulTaylor.


Damian Garde, Editor

Damian is an editor with Fierce's life sciences publications, writing for FierceBiotech, FierceMedicalDevices and FierceCRO. Prior to joining Fierce, he worked for Patch.com in Maryland, and The Albuquerque Journal and Weekly Alibi in Albuquerque, NM. Damian lives in Washington, DC, and considers himself the foremost Carmelo Anthony apologist in the greater metropolitan area. You can email him at dgarde@fiercemarkets.com and follow @DamianFierce on Twitter.


Eric Palmer, Senior Editor

Eric Palmer is a business and technology journalist with more than three decades of prize-winning experience as a reporter and editor with daily, weekly, monthly and online publications. He was healthcare reporter for The Kansas City Star before becoming deputy business editor for the daily newspaper. He spent eight years as editor of The Kansas City Business Journal, which had a strong emphasis on the healthcare industry. On the personal side, he is an avid fly fisherman, cooks and collects wine, and likes to travel with his family. Eric is based in Kansas City and can be reached at epalmer@fiercemarkets.com.


Mark Hollmer, Contributing Editor

Mark Hollmer is a veteran life sciences journalist. Before joining FierceMarkets, he was a staff writer for "The Gray Sheet," an Elsevier Business Intelligence publication, where he wrote about medical device and diagnostics startups, and regulatory milestones for large companies in both sectors, among other topics. Previously, he spent several years as a life sciences and health care reporter at the Boston Business Journal, where he followed the biotechnology, medical devices, hospital and health insurance industries. Mark lives with his partner in Washington, D.C. where he enjoys the region's multiple museums, great restaurants and excellent cultural scene. You can reach him at mhollmer@fiercemarkets.com.


Jennifer Levin, Copy Editor

Jennifer Levin is a copy editor for the FierceMarkets Life Sciences group. She joined the company in 2009 as part of the accounting department, then joined the Life Sciences editorial team in 2011. She served as the Managing Editor of the group, overseeing daily operations as well as recruiting new editors, developing new product ideas and representing the team at conferences and meetings. Currently, she assists the copy desk daily with production and flow. Jennifer lives in Northeast Washington, D.C., and when she isn't working is a runner and a food blogger. She can be reached at jenlevin@fiercemarkets.com.


Tracy Staton, Senior Editor

Tracy Staton is the editor of FiercePharma and FiercePharmaMarketing. She has been a freelance writer for eight years, but before that served as editor of the Dallas Business Journal, editor of Texas Business magazine, and a senior editor at American Way, the inflight magazine of American Airlines. She is based in Vermont, and can be reached at tracy@fiercemarkets.com or find her on LinkedIn.


John D. Carroll, Editor-in-Chief

John D. Carroll is a biotech analyst with 34 years of prize-winning experience in journalism. Appointed editor of FierceBiotech in 2003, he has covered genomics, biotechnology, healthcare and other business topics for Managed Care, American Banker, Small Times, and Local Business.com, He has also contributed stories from Central America and Ireland to the Dallas Morning News and Time and wrote for the Houston Press and other leading publications. He spent six years as editor and publisher of the Dallas Business Journal, was publisher of Texas Business and early in his career was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team of reporters and editors at the Kansas City Star & Times. He enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with his family. Carroll is based in Vermont and Texas and can be reached at john@fiercemarkets.com. Follow @JohnCFierce on Twitter.