Meet the Team

Querida Anderson

Editor in Chief | Global

Querida Anderson previously was the online managing editor at Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), which started as a trade magazine 30 years ago with a focus on biotech tools. Over her seven years at the publication, Querida gave GEN an online voice and expanded its coverage to drug development and business analysis. She wrote news stories daily and assigned and edited multiple analytical feature stories and blogs a week. She is a published science writer and has produced science news stories for ABC and NBC. Querida also worked on a documentary for the Discovery Channel. She has a Master’s in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting from NYU. Querida majored in Physics at Mumbai University, where she graduated with honors.

Jennifer C. Smith

Senior Editor | London

Jennifer C. Smith joined BioPharm Insight in October 2009, covering healthcare policy and regulatory news in Washington, DC. After developing excellent sources and fostering a reputation for producing in-depth analyses, scoops and trend pieces, she has steadily risen in BPI’s ranks. She has attended conferences across the US and Europe and moderated BPI panels with industry leaders. Prior to BPI, she was associate news editor at FDA Week, covering FDA regulatory policy. She also worked at The Monitor newspaper in South Texas where she was awarded the Texas Medical Association’s Anson Jones journalism award for an article on breast cancer. Jennifer graduated from New York University with a BA with Honors in History and Journalism.

Pratik Pangaonkar

Senior Editorial Analyst | London

Before joining the editorial team as Healthcare Analyst, Pratik was part of Global Data's business development team based in San Francisco. Prior to that, Pratik was a Healthcare Content Analyst in BioPharm Insight's research team where he served as a liaison between the research and product development teams, providing secondary market research analyses and structured recommendations for projects. Pratik has a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from University of Mumbai and a Master’s degree in Biosciences, with a Business major from the Keck Graduate Institute, California. He also has internship and graduate consultant experience with llumina Inc. and Thermo Fisher Scientific, respectively.

Samuel Macleod

Senior Editorial Analyst | London

Sam is a Healthcare Editorial Analyst on the BioPharm Insight team. He has a BSc in Anatomy and Human Biology from the University of Western Australia. Prior to joining the editorial team, Sam worked for the CRO Medpace as a Clinical Data Coordinator working extensively on Oncology and Genetic Disorder trials. He has also previously worked in research roles for cancer charities

Reynald Castaneda

Senior Reporter | London

Reynald Castaneda, prior to moving to London, was a journalist for healthcare newspaper New Zealand Doctor, covering primary care health politics and medical research. He has a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Auckland and a postgraduate diploma in journalism from AUT University. Prior to venturing into journalism, Reynald worked as a laboratory technician for Massey University’s Institute of Molecular Biosciences.

Coverage: Cardiovascular, Liver Diseases, Dermatology and Gastrointestinal Cancers (Pancreatic, Gastric, CRC, Liver)

Manasi Vaidya

Senior Reporter | New York

Manasi Vaidya joined as a reporter in New York in February 2015 and has covered the drug development space across a number of therapeutic areas, and built an expertise in writing about oncology. While focusing on analysis pieces about ongoing clinical trials, her coverage has also branched out to regulatory issues, pricing and reimbursement and patent litigation. She has covered practice-changing developments from high profile conferences like ASCO and SABC, in addition to FDA regulatory meetings. She previously covered the Asian biotechnology industry for BioSpectrum, a monthly magazine in India, for two years. She has a Masters degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting from New York University, and a Masters degree in Biotechnology from Dr. D. Y. Patil University. Her work has appeared in Nature Medicine, Nautilus and Technology Review India.

Coverage: Lung Cancer, Respiratory Diseases, Ovarian and Breast Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Women and Men’s Health, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Kidney Disease

Shuan Sim

Senior Reporter | New York

Shuan Sim has a Bachelor's degree in linguistics and journalism from New York University. He had previously worked in various trade publications covering technology, precious metals and diamond trade and more. Shuan has worked as a breaking news reporter covering Asia and an international reporter in the Czech Republic. He’s also fluent in Mandarin and proficient in Japanese.

Coverage: CNS (and rare CNS/movement disorders), Immune Disorders incl. Rheumatology (non-rare) and Opthamology

Ayisha Sharma

Reporter | London

Ayisha Sharma is a Healthcare Reporter, focusing on the areas of haematology and oncology and rare diseases. Prior to this, she worked as a writer at an international legal publication, where she covered corporate and regulatory changes in the healthcare and life sciences sectors as one of her key research projects. She also previously gained journalism experience in Nepal. Ayisha graduated with a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Nottingham.

Coverage: Hematology (Oncology and Non-Oncology) and Orphan Diseases

Bernarda Tundzhay Ahmed

Reporter | London

Bernarda Tundzhay Ahmed is a BSc Medical Physiology graduate from the University of Leicester and a recent MSc Finance and Accounting postgraduate. She has done excessive research in physiology and pharmacology, molecular and cellular pharmacology and neuroscience, mainly focusing on anticonvulsants and dopamine metabolism inhibitors in cocaine addiction treatments.

Coverage: Infectious Diseases incl. HIV, Brain Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Cancer and Hormonal & Metabolic Disorders (Non-rare)