Editors

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.


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.


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 john@fiercemarkets.com. Follow @JohnCFierce on Twitter.