John D. Carroll is a biotech analyst and writer with decades of prize-winning experience in journalism. A co-founder of Endpoints News, he has covered biopharma for the past 20 years. Aside from his daily industry coverage for FierceBiotech, where he was named editor in 2003, leaving in 2016, Carroll has been a regular speaker at biotech events around the globe. He’s been quoted by The New York Times, The New Yorker, Financial Times, The Times of London and more. He’s also keynoted at biotech gatherings around the world and addressed student audiences at MIT and Harvard. Carroll has contributed stories from Central America (1982) and Ireland (1984) to the Dallas Morning News and Time and wrote for the Houston Press. He spent 6 years as editor and publisher of the Dallas Business Journal, was publisher of the short-lived 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.
Arsalan Arif founded Endpoints News to realize a vision of an independent journalism company covering the most critical developments for leaders across the biopharma world. Arsalan has cultivated a global team of writers and media pros to serve that core mission, now with over 30 full-time staff and counting whose work is seen daily by decision-makers who are changing the world of medicine. Since founding the company in 2016 with editor John Carroll, Arsalan and his team have attracted more than 125,000 subscribers spanning executive and scientific leadership at the top 25 pharma companies and thousands of biotech startups across the globe. His journalism duties include editing Endpoints' Early Edition and contributing news reports on cybersecurity and technology. Before founding Endpoints, Arsalan was the publisher of FierceBiotech and launched FiercePharma at FierceMarkets in Washington, DC. After growing his career in the nation's capital, he returned to his native Kansas and now lives with his family in Lawrence. Born and raised in Wichita — the aviation capital of the world — Arsalan has been a private pilot for 21 years. His parents emigrated from India, built small businesses in Kansas, and credits them for his education and entrepreneurial drive.
Shehla has been at Endpoints since its inception, forming the first systems and processes during the startup stage. In the early days, she contributed news items, established early editorial processes alongside handling sales, accounting and operations. As the company grew, she moved to lead the operations group, including subscriptions, events, and ad operations. Now she oversees marketing, events and product development while maintaining a roster of clients. In her free time, you will find Shehla reading all kinds of other news besides biotech and running after her rambunctious toddler while the mild-mannered 9.75-year-old looks on.
Igor has been leading the development of all Endpoints technologies since day one. A true citizen of the world, he’s been developing Endpoints from his travels around the world, and Ukraine, where he is based. Currently, he oversees all things technology at Endpoints, ensuring everything runs fast and smoothly and readers have the best experience possible. He passionately believes in the free and open Internet.
Amber Tong is the senior editor at Endpoints News, where she reports on news and feature stories while keeping an eye on the overall voice and look of the site. Her coverage varies daily but as a Hong Kong native, she is particularly excited about biopharma trends in China. A graduate of Rice University, she has previously written for and edited the Rice Thresher, Houstonia Magazine, Governing Magazine and The Chautauquan Daily. Amber is based in Hong Kong.
Valentin is a dynamic and multi-disciplined creative director and senior graphic designer with a passion for creating innovative design solutions. He has over 10 years of experience as a freelancer providing various design and visual consultancy services to clients across the globe, such as Oracle, AMT & PepsiCo. Valentin has a sharp eye for detail and strives to produce designs that are memorable, meaningful and stand out.
Dawn is a tax and financial professional with an Enrolled Agent designation under the IRS and a passion for all things involving numbers. She has an eye to improving efficiency, clarity, and accountability in all financial transactions and thrives on analysis of business practices to find ways that ensure money is being spent in a way that furthers the business. In her spare time, she is the #1 fan of her three soccer-playing boys, loves running, camping, and hiking in her local Blue Ridge Mountains, and enjoys the freedom to work remotely from anywhere she can find an internet connection.
Kathy Wong is the editor at Endpoints. Kathy is a recent graduate from the University of Kansas, majoring in Journalism with a minor in French. In the evenings you’ll find Kathy helping out at her parents’ Chinese restaurant. In her free time she enjoys doodling, playing with and taking photos of her dog, Felix, and enjoying life to its fullest.
Alex Hoffman comes to Endpoints News as copy editor after more than a decade writing for lifestyle magazines in the Kansas City area and the state of Kansas, predominantly covering the local sports and music scenes while also penning business profiles. A graduate of the University of Kansas, he also enjoys golf, the symphony, classic rock, summer weather and visiting national parks. Alex is based in Overland Park, Kansas.
Melissa comes to Endpoints News with nearly 2 decades of life sciences media experience. Specializing in B2B Marketing, corporate and employer branding, Melissa enjoys partnering with organizations on strategic and thoughtful marketing campaigns. Prior to joining Endpoints, she was at BioSpace and clinical trials publisher, CenterWatch. When Melissa isn’t spending time with her husband, two sons and two dogs on Boston’s north shore, she can be found working out every morning to earn a sensible portion of M&Ms every night.
Nicole DeFeudis is a Bay State native and proud University of Massachusetts Amherst Journalism Department graduate. She previously covered local news as a general assignment reporter at the Lowell Sun, and has also written for the Boston Globe Magazine, Daily Hampshire Gazette, and Worcester Telegram & Gazette. When she isn’t working on a story, you’ll find Nicole kayaking or lost in a good book.
Max hails from New Jersey and spent several years of baseball reporting and editing. Over the course of two seasons, Max covered the St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies and Chicago White Sox for MLB.com and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He arrives at Endpoints excited about the new challenges of writing about the pharmaceutical industry and biotech world. Max graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism.
Jaime currently serves as an Associate Director at Endpoints News. She brings several years of account management and digital marketing experience to the team. In her spare time, Jaime enjoys spending time on the lake in her hometown, enjoying time with family, and taking her golden retriever, Mack, on walks around town.
A graduate from the University of New Hampshire, Cassidy’s role as an account executive at Endpoints News falls right in line with her proximity to the Boston area. There’s a push and pull in the industry on which biotech hub is biggest, but you can count on Cassidy to spend her summer’s on the water, keeping on top of her emails regardless of which hub is fighting for first place. She finds joy in keeping in touch with her family and friends and giving lots of love to her three dogs. You can find Cassidy scheming to find the best cuisine and planning travel in between calls with her clients.
Kara is a Portland native with a Journalism degree from Northeastern University, where she frequently reported on healthcare policy and news. She is passionate about current events, politics and taking a million photos of her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. In her free time she likes to travel to new countries with her partner, listen to show tunes, binge the newest Netflix series and explore her adopted city of Austin.
Zachary Brennan is senior editor for Endpoints, covering the US regulatory agency and others around the globe. He previously wrote about the FDA, Covid-19, and the biopharma industry for POLITICO, and was managing editor for the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society's news publication. A DC-area native, he majored in English at Northwestern University and still misses Buffalo Joe's.
DeAna Catoni serves as the Operations Coordinator at Endpoints News. She is a proud graduate from Florida Atlantic University holding a Bachelors's degree in Digital Marketing. DeAna loves any activity that involves water. When she isn’t working, DeAna can be found wakeboarding, boating, going to the beach, traveling to new countries, and volunteering to promote awareness for our oceans and marine life.
Mykola comes to Endpoints News with over a decade of development experience and intends to use his extensive skillset to evolve Endpoints' products and improve user experience. In his free time, Mykola can be found tinkering with the Arduino platform and creating various useful things, such as home automation devices, with his loyal Siberian Husky named Roxy by his side.
Alex is a seasoned web and graphic designer who is on a mission to immerse our readers in a world of sleek designs. Born with an eye for detail, he utilizes out-of-the-box approaches to create unique visuals. A true coffee lover and proud dog owner, Alexander constantly strives for self improvement.
Amanda is the Chief of Staff at Endpoints News. She is responsible for all things people and culture related at Endpoints. Amanda is based in Ankeny, Iowa. In her free time, she loves traveling with her husband Jereme, their three children, Lilly, Sarah, and Joshua, and occasionally the family Mastiff named Smalls. Amanda is an animal lover and a foodie, who enjoys a good beach on any coast.
Julie discovered her love of publishing through a work-study job at Georgetown, followed by time at The Atlantic and 15 years with another leading life sciences B2B publisher. The most gratifying parts of her job are forming lasting client relationships, consulting on the most effective ways to achieve marketing goals, and getting creative on new programs. Julie lives in St. Louis, and outside of work enjoys cooking, (eating), travel, design, and spending time with her husband and two kids. She spends most weekends on her parents' horse farm.
Beth Snyder Bulik is senior editor for Endpoints News covering pharma marketing, advertising and commercialization. She was most recently senior editor at Fierce Pharma Marketing where she wrote and edited daily news, features, and special reports for the past six years. Before that, she was a long-time staff writer and freelancer for Advertising Age, covering a variety of beats including technology, digital marketing and advertising agencies.
As head of the client success team, Kari oversees campaign delivery for all advertising and client-directed webinars.
Prior to Endpoints, Kari held diverse public relations, marketing and communications roles with a Washington, D.C. public relations agency, a global information solutions provider and two esteemed public and private universities. She also founded a consultancy focused on strategic communications and content development.
A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and a New Jersey native who found her way to Ohio after living in Washington, D.C., Florida and Texas, Kari loves grilled food, the great outdoors and spending time with her husband, son and two amazing dogs.
Andrii joins Endpoints News as a lead developer whose responsibilities include ensuring and implementing best practices in application building and overseeing a growing team of developers. He has over 10 years of professional experience in software engineering and 5 years in team management. He is passionate about sci-fi and space. In his free time, he plays strategy games and football, and enjoys biking.
Clara is a Boston-based virtual producer for Endpoints News. Along with her audio/visual and filmmaking background, Clara has extensive experience in technical production, particularly live/virtual events. Clara has supported a number of conferences and seminars. Clara’s portfolio also includes short films, interviews, and social videos. In her free time, Clara enjoys being a cat mom, cooking spicy foods, and tabletop gaming.
Kyle LaHucik is an associate editor at Endpoints News, where he covers the people, partnerships, powder and pipelines behind the biopharma industry. His time on the beat began at Fierce Biotech, where he reported on financing, clinical trial results, management moves and the stories of LGBTQ+ leaders in life sciences. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Kyle has previously reported for Mergermarket, Bloomberg, the Columbia Missourian and other publications. He runs marathons, bikes along the Chicago lakefront and dabbles in bouldering outside of work hours.
Lei Lei (pronounced "Lay Lay") joined Endpoints as a news reporter in 2022. She graduated from Cornell University, where she studied biochemistry and had a column in the student paper. She splits her time between New York and New Jersey, and outside of work, you might find her concocting new coffee creations or binge-watching sci-fi shows.
Based in Manila, Philippines, Meg serves as the Senior Media Specialist at Endpoints. She is responsible for preparing advertising reports, answering client inquiries, managing the CRM, and assisting the sales team. Outside of work, Meg loves to spend time with her daughter and her dog. She enjoys the beach, sunsets, traveling, and exploring new places.
Delaney Miller is a graduate from Southeastern University holding a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership and a Master's in Business Administration. She enjoys anything health and fitness and has spent time volunteering at a local workout studio in Lakeland, Florida. She also enjoys traveling, cooking delicious meals, and spending time at the Florida beaches that she grew up on.
Kayla Is the subscriptions coordinator at Endpoints. She has over 10 years of customer service experience. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, photography and attending concerts of various genres.
Jared Whitlock is the features editor at Endpoints.
Previously a freelance journalist and MIT knight science journalism fellow in fall 2021, his work has appeared in publications like WIRED, STAT and The New York Times.
Prior to this, he was a biotech, healthcare and special projects reporter at The San Diego Business Journal.
When not fussing over words, he can be found surfing at various San Diego beaches.
James is the Controller for Endpoints. He is an accounting professional with a passion to drive efficiency, team health & happiness & an overall desire to lead the Endpoints team into their next series of goals. In his spare time, James is an avid runner, a die hard Mets, Cowboys & Notre Dame fan and a craft beer enthusiast. Most importantly, James loves to spend time with his wife, Danielle, and his two kids, James & Maizie, as they navigate life, youth sports and all the day to day chaos that life throws at them.
Rob Rowland joined Endpoints News in 2022 as Data Manager, Audience Insights. Based in the Nashville, TN area, he has held diverse operational roles, primarily in the experiential entertainment industry where he played key roles in company growth, KPI monitoring, and process scalability. Rob loves spending time at home with his wife and two daughters, is an avid Atlanta sports fan, and enjoys deploying his analytical mindset in fantasy football.
Elliott joined Endpoints News as a copy and visuals editor in 2022 with a background in teaching, writing, and SEO. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a master’s in poetry, and spends much of his off-time still trying to perfect his penmanship in notebook after notebook. He enjoys playing guitar, entertaining his cat Louise, and making homemade dumplings.
Lisa is an Administrative Assistant at Endpoints News. She handles a variety of tasks and administrative duties that are constantly changing. Her background in Education makes organizing and scheduling her super powers. Lisa lives in sunny Tampa, Florida. She loves to travel with her wife, Diana and spend time with their two rescue pups, Piper & Luna. Lisa is an animal lover who enjoys volunteering with a local animal rescue group. She is a voracious reader and can often be found poolside or at the beach with a good book in hand.
As Production Coordinator, Nat supports the execution of live and virtual events at Endpoints News. They recently graduated from Boston University with a BA in English Literature and Medieval Studies, and enjoyed stage managing and directing productions of Shakespeare plays. In their free time Nat loves to read, sneak off to Boston’s North End for cannolis, and tend to their many (many) houseplants.
Drew Armstrong is the Executive Editor of Endpoints News, and joined the newsroom in 2022. He has nearly two decades of experience as a health care journalist in New York and Washington, D.C. most recently a 12-year career at Bloomberg News. There, he led the newsroom's U.S. coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic, developed its "Prognosis" health care vertical and managed a team of a dozen journalists covering every aspect of the American health care system. Prior to Bloomberg, he spent five years covering U.S. health policy at Congressional Quarterly, where he wrote about the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. His work as a writer, editor and data project manager has won or been recognized by multiple journalism awards, and he has appeared regularly on television and radio to discuss his work. Armstrong lives in the New York City area with his family.
Katherine Lewin joined Endpoints News in 2022. She was the enterprise reporter at the Florida Times-Union before joining Endpoints, and was also a Poynter fellow and Report for America corps member. She graduated from Flagler College with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and International Studies. When not working, she is surfing or hanging out with her two dogs.
Ryan McRae is the Chief Revenue Officer for Endpoints News, overseeing the subscription and advertising businesses. He brings over a decade of media leadership experience to Endpoints, with previous senior revenue roles at The Atlantic, Business Insider, and The Guardian. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and lives in New York City with his wife and two children. When not working, he spends far too much time thinking about college football - especially his beloved (and recently beleaguered) Florida Gators.
Andrew Dunn is a biopharma correspondent, focused on uncovering and explaining the future of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. He joined Endpoints News in 2023, most recently working as a senior healthcare reporter at Business Insider. He previously worked as a reporter at BioPharma Dive, and his reporting has been cited by news outlets including the Washington Post, CNN, and the New York Times. He’s also appeared on CNBC, C-SPAN, and MSNBC to discuss his work. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, majoring in journalism and economics, and lives in Washington, DC.
Jaimy Lee is the deputy editor of newsletters. She joined Endpoints in 2023. She has more than 15 years of experience covering pharma and the business of healthcare. She was most recently the health editor at MarketWatch, where her work during the Covid-19 pandemic was recognized by SABEW and the Newswomen's Club of New York. She has held a mix of editing and reporting roles, including on LinkedIn’s editorial team. Prior to LinkedIn, Jaimy was the executive editor of Medical Marketing + Media, and covered pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and the supply chain for Modern Healthcare. She is based in Brooklyn, NY.
Khrystyna Demyda is a quality engineer with Endpoints News. She has a master's degree in software engineering and has been a QA for over 2 years. She improves products she works on, reducing the number of errors and increasing their quality. In her free time, she likes to read books, especially detective stories and techno-thrillers, and is also fond of swimming. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She especially appreciates traveling, traditions, culture, and taking in incredible views.
Ryan Cross is the Senior Science Correspondent at Endpoints News. He joined the newsroom in 2023 after covering biotech for The Boston Globe. Before that he was at Chemical & Engineering News where he led coverage of COVID vaccines, gene editing, and all things RNA. His work has also appeared in MIT Technology Review, Science, STAT, and more. Ryan is a graduate of Boston University's master's program in science journalism, and he studied genetics, neuroscience, and medicinal chemistry at Purdue University. He is from Indiana and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Danielle joined Endpoints News in 2023 as Senior Director, Brand Partnerships, with over a decade of experience in digital media. Danielle strives to build valued partnerships and strategically align advertising solutions to help clients achieve their marketing goals. She lives in New York City and, outside of work enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, reading, traveling, and exploring new countries.
Chris comes to Endpoints with nearly 15 years of advertising experience. After spending several years at ad agencies right out of college, he spent the last 8 years in ad sales at Boston Globe Media. He most recently managed their Health & Life Sciences book of business and led various initiatives around Healthcare, Biotech and Pharma. Outside of work, you can catch Chris cheering on his beloved New England sports teams and spending time in his seacoast hometown of Portsmouth, NH with his girlfriend, Tess, and their dog, Stella.
By the age of 25, Maksym had already attained 3 degrees: a bachelor’s in law, a second bachelor’s in business economics, and a master's degree in business analytics. Determined to help create reliable digital products, he decided to pursue a career in QA engineering. Maksym was previously employed at Raiffeisen, but he ended his contract with the bank due to their position on russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Before the war, you could find him at parties, going to gigs, woodworking, and making wine. Nowadays, he devotes his free time to volunteering for the benefit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. When he’s not in front of the computer, he’s poring over a Stephen King novel.
Tyler joined Endpoints News in 2023 as a Sr. Account Executive overseeing Enterprise subscriptions. He brings 6+ years of sales experience along with a background in journalism where he spent 5 years doing a little of everything in a TV newsroom.
When he’s not working, Tyler enjoys programming movie screenings in his backyard with his fiancée, hanging out with his dog Keanu Reeves, traveling as much as possible, and hiking/biking/kayaking across his adopted state of Michigan. He also enjoys the excitement, joy, and misery of sports fandom with summer evenings consumed by the Atlanta Braves and fall Saturdays dedicated to the Auburn Tigers.
Abbey Harbart joined Endpoints News in 2023 as Associate Marketing Director for Subscriptions. Equipped with over a decade of marketing expertise in digital strategy, media, and subscription services, Abbey's mission is to get Endpoints News in front of everyone who will benefit from it. She would also like to travel the world, especially to unique spots where she and her husband can scuba dive and connect with people and nature. You may also find Abbey playing sand volleyball, teaching dance and baton twirling, or taking dance classes herself.
Lia DeGroot covers the FDA for Endpoints. She most recently wrote about the agency for Inside Health Policy, where she focused coverage on medical devices, vaccines, and food oversight. She graduated from George Washington University where she majored in journalism and mass communication and edited The GW Hatchet. When she's not reporting you can find her reading, running, visiting museums, and eating her way through Washington, D.C., where she lives.
Jasmine is joining the team as our Administrative assistant. With a dynamic background spanning health and tech sectors, she expertly manages ever-evolving tasks and administrative responsibilities. Beyond work, Jasmine finds joy in global travels with loved ones, as well as cherishing moments with her partner and two adorable bulldogs in her Kentucky home.
Carrie Cliggett is a seasoned event executive with decades of experience in planning, designing, and executing impactful events across various sectors, formats, and geographies. She has a proven track record of delivering memorable and engaging experiences for attendees and stakeholders, as well as driving revenue and growth for the organizations she works with.
As the Vice President of Events at Endpoints News, Carrie oversees the strategy, operations, and design of events, leveraging her expertise in event design, technology, and marketing. She leads a talented and diverse team of event professionals, empowering and inspiring them to achieve excellence and value in every aspect of event management. Carrie lives in Long Island with her family.
Wylisa Lynch is the Client Success Coordinator at Endpoints. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Communications & Public Relations. She brings over 6 years of client management experience and project management skills to the team. During her free time she enjoys reading , meditating and spending time with family . She also enjoys spending time at the lake and learning about neuroscience.
Reynald Castañeda is the biotech and pharma news editor for Endpoints News. Reynald has 10 years’ journalism experience covering pharma and healthcare: from generating data-led analysis on strategy and operations as the lead editor for Clinical Trials Arena, to writing long-form features and scoops as an investigative journalist for GlobalData Insights. His reporting paved the way to roles at Reuters Insight as the head of pharma research and at Economist Impact as a Covid-19 vaccine development consultant. Born in the Philippines with formative years spent in New Zealand, he is currently based in London, UK.
Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer is a deputy editor for Endpoints News. She previously spent 8 years as a healthcare editor and reporter for Insider. While there, she helped build the publication’s healthcare coverage, breaking news on drug-pricing debates, chronicling the fall of Theranos, covering the biggest industry-moving mega-mergers and analyzing the new ways people are going to the doctor. As an editor she’s worked on stories that get inside Big Tech’s ambitions to take on the healthcare industry, and investigated startups that grew fast, and what that meant for patients. She launched Insider’s annual 30 under 40 list and authored the Insider Healthcare newsletter from 2018 to 2021.
Sophie is a Virtual Production Coordinator with Endpoints, working in end-to-end production of client webinars. She graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University, where she further developed her love for experimenting with new recipes, reading, and exploring new cafes. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, but identifies strongly with her New Jersey roots.
Anna Brown is a Biopharma Breaking News Reporter at Endpoints News. As well as covering breaking news, she reports on the manufacturing side of the biopharma industry. She previously worked as a senior digital producer developing and moderating events for BioProcess International. Anna has a master’s degree in biomedical sciences from the University of Bristol and is also based in London.
Ayisha joined Endpoints from Scrip, where she spent nearly two years covering the commercial implications of clinical trial readouts, drug approvals and industry dealmaking. Prior to this, she was an investigative journalist at GlobalData Insights. Ayisha holds an MA in Philosophy from University College London as well as a diploma in multimedia journalism. In her spare time, she enjoys running, yoga and watching horror films.