Edward Sisco has been a research chemist at NIST for the past eight years, focusing on the collaborative development of tools and resources to increase the efficiency, objectivity and safety of forensic drug analysis. Ed received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Maryland in 2014 and his B.S. in chemistry and forensic science from West Virginia University in 2010. In 2021, Ed was a Service to America Medals finalist in the emerging leader category for his work developing tools to rapidly detect opioids. When he’s not in the lab, you’ll find him traveling the world with his wife or paddleboarding the Chesapeake with his dogs.