Jonathan Saltzman

Jonathan Saltzman has worked at the Boston Globe since 2002 and currently covers biotechnology and the life sciences. He previously covered the federal and state courts and then spent six years on the Spotlight Team. He was part of a team that won a George Polk Award in 2012 for a series on the state’s unusually high rate of acquittal at bench trials for drunk driving. He was also a runner-up for other awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, for a series of stories about dangerous off-campus housing for college students in Boston. Saltzman, a graduate of Brooklyn College, has worked at the Providence Journal, USA Today, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, and the Poughkeepsie Journal. He also co-hosted a daily magazine show for the NPR station in Rhode Island. He lives in Providence.

Latest stories

Hologic wins ruling in case involving alleged theft of trade secrets

By , Globe Staff

Marlborough medical-device maker is suing a former employee and a Chinese imaging company.

Cambridge biotech’s cancer test turns out to be a ‘lifesaver’

By , Globe Staff

John White, a retired North Attleborough bioengineer, was diagnosed in early 2015 with aggressive prostate cancer.

Former drug exec pleads guilty to pushing painkiller prescriptions

By , Globe Staff

Alec Burlakoff, formerly of Arizona-based Insys Therapeutics, was prosecuted by the US Attorney’s Office in Boston.

Boston-area scientists criticize Chinese researcher who changed embryonic DNA

By and Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

A Chinese scientist who used a powerful gene-editing technique to change the embryonic DNA of twins drew fire from ethicists and doctors in Massachusetts and from a professor at MIT who helped invent the tool.