About Drug Discovery News

DDN is Dedicated to Exploring Drug Discoveries and Development.

Scientists are constantly looking for new and better ways to serve humanity. Since 2005, DDN’s mission has been to facilitate this goal by providing authoritative, in-depth information on the latest advances in drug discovery and development and related diagnostics.

DDN’s editorial is mostly focused on keeping our subscribers current with the latest trends and developments in scientific discoveries to preclinical research and clinical trials, including the techniques, technologies, business and regulatory policies that enable their research.

DDN’s editors remain committed to bringing news, analysis, data and commentary to the scientist through a mix of web stories, electronic newsletters, webinars and custom content in addition to the print magazine.

Through DDN magazine, online stories and multimedia features, the DDN editorial content Informs, connects and engages leaders in the scientific community.


Rob D'Angelo
VP Publisher
The Scientist Group
908-914-1864 | rdangelo@labx.com

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Ryan King
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Jeffrey Bouley
Chief Editor

Jeffrey Bouley has been an editor and writer with a focus on healthcare issues since 1994, writing on medical, dental, pharmaceutical and environmental health topics for professional associations, magazines, newsletters and advocacy groups. He also has experience in topics related to project management, business and information technology. He obtained both his B.A. and M.A degrees in journalism at Northwestern University. 


Kelsey Kaustinen
Managing Editor

Kelsey Kaustinen has been involved with the publishing and editorial industry since high school, when she interned in the public relations department of Stark MRDD. She graduated from Marietta College in 2010 with a B.A. in English and a double minor in advertising/public relations and journalism. Kelsey served as both a section editor and writer for Marietta’s paper, The Marcolian, and also worked as an intern at The Marietta Times. She also held an internship at Bird Watcher’s Digest in the editorial department while pursuing her degree. 


Mel J. Yeates
Associate Editor

Mel J. Yeates is a journalist, editor and writer.  She has worked in publishing for over 20 years, beginning with a newspaper internship at 14. Her editing resume includes nonfiction books, academic papers, poetry, magazine articles and more. Mel has also written for The Fairhope Courier, Perceptions, The Pirateer, Southern Voices, The Springhillian, Visions, The Dregs, Bare Hands and The Motley. She graduated from Pacific University with a B.A. in creative writing. 


Randall C Willis
Features Editor

Randall C Willis has been writing about biomedical research since his graduate days in molecular and medical genetics at the University of Toronto. Since then, he has served as editor/writer for Modern Drug Discovery, Today’s Chemist at Work and the Journal of Proteome Research; creative director/writer for medical advertising agencies; and communications manager at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital. Randall has been a writer and editor since we first turned on the lights at DDN, and he currently focuses on the Special Reports and his Out of Order commentaries in the magazine. 


Mike Stack
Account Executive Northern United States and Canada

Mike has 30 years of experience representing Life Science and related publishers, including, Nature, Diagnostics & Clinical Testing and Healthcare IT News. His extensive experience in creating integrated marketing programs is very compatible with DDNews and our many print and online vehicles. The successful combination of his consultative approach and customer service is an ideal match with our philosophy.


Ryan King
Account Executive Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast

Ryan King has over 20 years of experience in publishing, media sales and marketing. Ryan brings extensive B2B and digital ad sales experience to the DDNews Team.  Ryan began his career in advertising at the Chicago Sun-times and Chicago Tribune Newspaper Groups, moving into B2B publications in 2006.  Ryan has worked in the Health Care and Life Science markets for over 10 years. He has a vast background selling digital advertising, trade show exhibit space and print media.  Ryan's consultative approach addresses his client's needs based on their marketing goals.  


Stephanie Painter
Account Executive Europe, Africa, Asia

With over 27 years experience working in business to business media sales, Stephanie Painter has been the international representative for DDN for the last 11 years. Before setting up her own company in 2007 as an independent media representative, Stephanie had worked for a range of publishers including being Publisher of LCGC Europe and Group Publisher of Pharma and Nutraceuticals Business Technology magazines. The 10 years before she started selling media products, Stephanie worked in-house and for advertising agencies buying space for others. Thus, she has an excellent all-round experience of media and knows just what clients are looking for and how to help meet their needs.


Kat Van Arem  
Sales and Marketing Coordinator 

Kat started at LabX Media Group with the LabX team as a Marketing and Customer Service Administrator for two years. She used the skills she gained from coordinating and scheduling email marketing and digital advertising to excel in transitioning DDN to the LMG family as the Sales and Marketing Coordinator. She studied Hospitality, Event Management and Business Marketing at Georgian College.


Meaghan Brownley
Multimedia Marketing Coordinator

Meaghan joined LabX Media Group with The Scientist team in June 2017 as a Social Media Coordinator. She soon advanced to leading the webinars program, coordinating over 60 events to date, and now also manages the sponsored social media programs with the Creative Services Department. She studied English Literature and French at the University of Toronto and also, Marketing and Advertising at Georgian College.


Greg Brewer
Creative Director 

Greg joined LabX Media Group (LMG), which publishes The Scientist, in April 2008. Before coming to LMG, Brewer studied advertising and graphic design at Humber College in Toronto in 2000. Brewer has taken on numerous creative roles, designing elements for many of the company’s brands and heading up custom projects for advertisers. He now resides in his hometown of Midland, Ontario.


Kristyn Reid
Art Director

Kristyn joined LabX Media Group in April 2019. Since joining LMG, she has worked on numerous design projects and has transitioned to DDN as the new Art Director, helping to refresh the magazine and all of its branding elements. Kristyn graduated with a certificate in Art and Design Fundamentals and an advanced diploma in Graphic Design from Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario.


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