Ed Sistrunk


Medical Countermeasures


Associate Director


Public Health Pharmaceutical Sciences


Ed joined MRIGlobal in 2012 as a Program Director.

He was promoted to Associate Director in 2015 with responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the business operations and research activities for Chemical and Biological Containment, Toxicology and Animal Health.

Prior to MRIGlobal, Ed held several program management positions of progressive responsibility at Battelle, Vanderbilt, and the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense.

Ed has nearly 25 years of professional experience in program management, containment research, and management.

Ed earned his undergraduate degree as an active duty United States Army Specialist.


M.S.M, Science and Management, Florida Institute of Technology

B.S., Toxicology, University of Louisiana at Monroe

Current Professional Organizations

Project Management Institute, since 2009


Blanton, J. L., J. A. D’Ambrozio, J. E. Sistrunk, and E. G. Midboe, “Global changes in the expression patterns of RNA isolated from the hippocampus and cortex of VX exposed mice,” Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology 18:15–123 (2004).

Platteborze, P. L., J. E. Sistrunk, and W. J. Smith, “Cellular Resistance of Tetrahymena to Sulfur Mustard,” Alternative Toxicological Methods 21:251–256 (2003).

Platteborze, P. L., J. E. Sistrunk, A. Callen, anssd J. J. Schlager, “Growth Control and Apoptosis: an Examination of the Effects of Sulfur Mustard on Transcription in Human Epidermal Keratinocytes,” Nucleic Acids Symposium Series 40:119 (2000).