John D. Carroll, Editor-in-Chief
John D. Carroll is a biotech analyst with 36 years of experience in journalism that’s taken him all over the world--and back again. Appointed editor of FierceBiotech in 2003, he has covered everything from city hall in Kansas City, KS, to biotech in London. He contributed stories from Central America and Ireland to the Dallas Morning News and Time and wrote for the Houston Press and a medley of other publications. He spent six years as editor and then publisher of the Dallas Business Journal, was publisher of Texas Business for a brief stint and early in his career was part of a big team of reporters and editors at the Kansas City Star & Times that investigated the deadly 1981 disaster at a local Hyatt Regency. The newspapers won a 1982 Pulitzer for their collective work. Carroll lives in Vermont and travels frequently. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @JohnCFierce on Twitter.
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 email@example.com or find her on LinkedIn.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and follow @DamianFierce on Twitter.
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 email@example.com and follow him on Twitter at @NickPaulTaylor.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Twitter at @CarlyHFierce.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Twitter at @EmilyWFierce.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amirah Al Idrus, Copy Editor
Amirah Al Idrus is a copy editor for the FierceMarkets Life Sciences group and a contributing writer for FierceVaccines. Before joining the Fierce Life Sciences team, Amirah completed a master's degree in journalism at the University of Maryland, where she concentrated in multimedia journalism. While at Maryland, she worked for the university's Capital News Service as a web developer, and interned at the Washington Business Journal. She has covered issues ranging from Maryland politics and policy to prison finance. You can email her at email@example.com and follow her on Twitter at @AmirahFierce