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.

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

Nancy Jaser

Editorial Analyst | London

Nancy is an editorial analyst on the GlobalData team. She has a PharmD from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Her prior experiences include working as a pharmacist in retail and hospital settings, as well as in pharmaceutical consulting and biotech equity research. Nancy is passionate about the oncology and immunology spaces along with general innovation in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Reynald Castaneda

Associate Editor | 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

William Newton

Healthcare Reporter | New York

William Newton is a Healthcare Reporter that covers central nervous system diseases and ophthalmology, immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, graft versus host disease, and head and neck cancers, and nonrare hormone and metabolic disorders. Previously, he worked as a Summer Associate at the healthcare information firm Close Concerns, where he covered breaking news in diabetes therapeutics and technology for the company’s industry-facing publication. Before that he was at the digital health startup Fitscript, where he assisted in researching digital health and lifestyle intervention approaches to treating diabetes. He graduated Williams College with a BA in Economics and Spanish and worked as a News Editor, Executive Editor, and Managing Editor of the Williams Record.