Past News

March 2020

  • Simpson lab members present at Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference in New Orleans, LA

February 2020

  • Dr. Simpson leads Mississippi Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting as President

  • Simpson lab members present at MAS in Biloxi, MS

January 2020

  • Ursla Offiah joins the lab as a Master’s student

October 2019

  • Dr. Simpson awarded Small Research Project Grant through NIH PRIDE Program

September 2019

  • Dr. Simpson appointed Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives for Shackouls Honors College

August 2019

  • Jada Boone joins the lab as a Master’s student

  • Undergraduates Christopher Robinson and Hannah Douglas join the Simpson Lab

  • Dr. Simpson appointed co-Advisor of Society of Women Engineers

July 2019

  • Dr. Simpson promoted with tenure to Associate Professor

  • Dr. Simpson admitted to NIH PRIDE (Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research) Functional and Translational Genomics of Blood Disorders Program at Augusta University in Augusta, GA

May 2019

  • Dr. Simpson inducted into Bagley College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Teachers

  • Dr. Simpson presents at American Heart Association Vascular Discovery Conference in Boston, MA

  • Kaylee Bundy and Mary Frances Segars join Simpson Lab

April 2019

  • Simpson lab members present at Mississippi Academy of Sciences and Southern Biomedical Engineering Society in Hattiesburg, MS

February 2019

  • Simpson lab members present at Mississippi Academy of Sciences and Southern Biomedical Engineering Society in Hattiesburg, MS

January 2019

  • Dr. Simpson teaches new special topics course “Current Topics in Biomedical Engineering”

  • Undergraduates Ashley Branyon, LeAnn Ward, and Jack Simmons join Simpson Lab

December 2018

  • Dr. Simpson speaks to JROTC cadets from Jackson, MS at leaderSTATE STEM Day

October 2018

  • Jenna Mosier and Lindsay Rexrode present at BMES in Atlanta, GA

  • BEAM travels to BMES

  • Dr. Simpson organizes inaugural Black Women in Biomedical Engineering session at BMES

  • Dr. Simpson co-PIs SOAR grant with Dr. White funded by Mississippi Department of Education

September 2018

  • Dr. Simpson presents at the International Society of Applied Cardiovascular Biology in Bordeaux, France

August 2018

  • Dr. Simpson is keynote speaker at Undergraduate Research Symposium

  • Undergraduates Cameron Roach, Claire Travis, Eric Lucas and Jada Boone join the Simpson lab

  • Senior design group’s manuscript published

July 2018

  • Book chapter published.

  • Dr. Simpson presents at ASEE.

May 2018

  • Alex Gonzalez and Angelica Smith join the Simpson lab.

  • Senior Design Groups present research.

April 2018

  • Jenna receives NSF GRFP Honorable Mention. 

  • Dr. Simpson receives College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Upper Division Undergraduate Teaching Award.

  • Dr. Simpson receives College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Teacher of the Year Award.

March 2018

  • Jenna and Lindsay gave oral presentations at SBEC Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.  

January 2018

  • Danielle Scott joins Simpson Laboratories.

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  • Danielle Scott joins Simpson Laboratories.

December 2017

  • Dr. Simpson SRI proposal receives funding.

October 2017

  • Kelsey's manuscript accepted for publication in AIMS Cell and Tissue Engineering. 

  • Kevin's manuscript accepted for publication in Journal of Mississippi Academy of Sciences. 

  • Jenna and Dr. Simpson present posters at BMES meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. 

August 2017

  • Lindley Williams and Lindsay Rexrode join Simpson Labs. 

July 2017

  • Jenna, Kadie, Nancy, and Virgina present posts at the MSU summer symposium. 

June 2017

  • Kaddie Parker, Nancy Nguyen, and Virgina Mullins join Simpson Labs. 

May 2017

  • Rachel and Kelsey graduate with their Bachelor's degrees. 

April 2017

  • Rachel and Dr. Simpson present their posters at SFB in Minneapolis.

  • Kelsey presents at the spring symposium. 

March 2017

  • Kelsey presents work at SBEC in Gulfport, Mississippi. 

February 2017

  • Dr. Simpson's research team hosts conference in Atlanta and their work is featured.

  • Phenique Parker presents INBRE research at MAS.

January 2017

  • Jenna Mosier and Jake Manning join Simpson Labs. 

December 2016

  • Dr. Simpson's collaborative NSF conference proposal recieves funding. 

  • Dr. Simpson's SRI proposal receives funding.

October 2016

  • Justin presents his research poster at BMES.

July 2016

  • Ursla and Kelsey present their research at the summer symposium. 

June 2016

  • Amber Kay’s review article accepted for publication.

  • Ursla Offiah joins lab as a summer intern.

May 2016

  • Shannon Overholt and Luke Dunaway graduate with their B.S. in Biological Engineering.

  • Kelsey McArthur awarded CALS Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

April 2016

  • Luke Dunaway, Shannon Overholt, Rachel Hybart, and Kalifa Stringfield present at the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

March 2016

  • Justin McMahan and Rachel Hybart’s book chapter accepted for publication.

January 2016

  • Luke Dunaway, Shannon Overholt, Rachel Hybart, and Kalifa Stringfield awarded Bagley Undergraduate Research Stipend.

  • Jarell Colston and Phenique Parker join Simpson Laboratory.

December 2015

  • Janice Cunningham, Joshua Grant, and Kevin Bennett graduate with their M.S. in Biomedical Engineering.

  • Dr. Simpson visits Dr. Andreea Trache in the Department of Medical Physiology at Texas A&M University through the SEC Travel Grant Program.

Novermber 2015

  • Kevin Bennett successfully defends his Master’s Thesis.

September 2015

  • Joshua Grant successfully defends his Master’s Thesis.

  • Preston Smith, Amber Kay, and Luke Dunaway’s review article accepted for publication.

August 2015

  • Dr. Simpson awarded SEC Faculty Travel Grant.

  • Shannon Overholt, Kelsey McArthur, Rachel Hybart, and Kalifa Stringfield join Simpson Laboratory.

  • Justin McMahan and Amber Kay begin graduate studies.

  • Amber Kay awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

July 2015

  • Janice Cunningham and Justin McMahan’s manuscript accepted for publication and awarded cover art.

June 2015

  • Janice Cunningham successfully defends her Master’s Thesis.

  • Luke Dunaway joins Simpson Laboratory.

May 2015

  • Amber Kay presents at 31 st Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference in New Orleans, LA and wins the award.

  • Dr. Simpson elected to Mississippi Academy of Sciences Board of Directors.

  • Dr. Simpson invited speaker for Clemson University Call-Me- Doctor Seminar Series.

  • Justin McMahan, Alison Richards, and Amber Kay graduate with their B.S. degrees in Biological Engineering (JM, AR) and Biochemistry (AK).

April 2015

  • Janice Cunningham and Justin McMahan present at SFB in Charlotte, NC.

  • Amber Kay wins CALS undergraduate research award.

March 2015

  • Janice Cunningham awarded NSF graduate fellowship.

October 2014

  • Kevin Bennett presents his poster at BMES in San Antonio, TX.

  • Dr. Simpson invited speaker for Biological Sciences departmental seminar.

August 2014

  • Amber Kay joins Simpson Laboratory.

June 2014

  • Kai Littlejohn, REU student joins Simpson Laboratory.

May 2014

  • Justin McMahan and Alison Richard join Simpson Laboratory.

  • Katie McGuire and Shaquia Idlett graduate from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering.

April 2014

  • Katie McGuire wins Distinguished Award in the Bagley College of Engineering Undergraduate Poster Competition.

  • Simpson Graduate Students present at 30th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, Gulfport, MS.

  • Kevin Bennett and Shaquia Idlett are awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

March 2014

  • Kevin Bennett wins Distinguished Award-PhD Category in the Bagley College of Engineering Graduate Poster Competition.

  • Janice Cunningham wins 1st place in Life and Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Poster Session for the 2014 Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium.

December 2013

  • Dr. Simpson is awarded ORED Cross College Proposal.

August 2013

  • Kevin Bennett, Janice Cunningham, and Shaquia Idlett join Simpson Laboratory.

July 2013

  • Josh Grant and Katie McGuire join Simpson Laboratory.

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