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MRIGlobal Appoints Richard A. Winegar, Ph.D., as Principal Advisor for Science

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRIGlobal, an internationally recognized research and development organization with offices and projects throughout the U.S. and overseas, has appointed Richard A. Winegar, Ph.D., to Principal Advisor for Science.

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Dr. Winegar is a recognized expert in microbial forensics with a background in radiation biology and genetic toxicology.  As Principal Advisor for Science, he will serve as a key scientific resource for MRIGlobal.  Dr. Winegar will be responsible for developing and providing technical leadership to programs in life sciences and national security.  He previously served MRIGlobal from 1999 to 2008, directing a number of key programs in support of U.S. government biodefense initiatives.  

"Dr. Richard Winegar's appointment to Principal Advisor for Science demonstrates MRIGlobal's commitment to providing our clients with the best scientific and technical expertise.  Dr. Winegar's valuable expertise and leadership enhances our ability to provide innovative, technology-based solutions to global issues," said Tom Sack, Ph.D., MRIGlobal Senior Vice President and Director of Technical Operations.  "We welcome him back to the MRIGlobal team."

Dr. Winegar holds a bachelor's degree in molecular biology from Florida Tech, and a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the University of Tennessee at Oak Ridge.  

About MRIGlobal

MRIGlobal, a not-for-profit research and development organization, delivers global solutions in national security and defense, energy and environment, life and animal sciences, agriculture and food safety, and transportation.  The organization performs scientific research, advanced engineering and program integration & management for clients in government, industry and academia.  Established in 1944 as Midwest Research Institute, MRIGlobal is based in Kansas City, Mo., operates in nine states and Washington, D.C., and manages more than 3,000 employees.

MRIGlobal is one of two partners in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., for the U.S. Department of Energy.

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