Past News

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.

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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