June 14, 2021

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Medical lab tech, biology postdoc fellow join UMMC faculty

Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

Celia Lea Amber Reulet, MSEd

Celia Lea Amber Reulet

Celia Lea Amber Reulet, a UMMC alum and former medical laboratory technology faculty and clinical coordinator at Hinds Community College, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medical laboratory science. She will also serve as the clinical coordinator for the program.

After obtaining her AAS in medical laboratory technology from Hinds Community College in 2001, Reulet worked as a medical laboratory technician in RenaLab’s Special Chemistry/Immunoassay Department from 2002-06 and in the Microbiology Department at St. Dominic Hospital from 2006-11. She earned her BS in health sciences at UMMC in 2012, then served as practice manager at Merit Health Central and Merit Health Byram/Merit Health Pediatrics from 2012-15 before joining the HCC faculty in 2015. She had a stint as a technologist in UMMC’s Microbiology Department from 2016-17 and has a master’s in education.

Certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology, Reulet is an active member of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. She served the ASCLS Mississippi Section on the Nominations Committee beginning in 2017, and was newly elected to a three-year term on the ASCLS-MS Board of Directors.

Samar Rezq, PhD

Samar Rezq

Dr. Samar Rezq, a postdoctoral fellow in the UMMC Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in cell and molecular biology.

After receiving her BSc in pharmaceutical sciences in 2005 and her MSc in pharmaceutical sciences (pharmacology) in 2010 from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Zagazig University, Egypt, Rezq joined the Zagazig University faculty as an assistant lecturer of pharmacology and ultimately became a lecturer of pharmacology and clinical pharmacology and vice president of the Faculty of Pharmacy Training Unit there. She obtained her PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, in 2016 and had her postdoctoral fellowship at UMMC from 2019-21.

An experienced researcher in the fields of molecular endocrinology, inflammation and pain and cardiovascular pharmacology and CNS pharmacology, Rezq received the Renal Section 2021 Research Recognition Award from the American Physiological Society and the Endocrinology and Metabolism Section 2020 Research Recognition Award in Experimental Biology. A manuscript reviewer for nine scientific journals, she is an active member of several professional societies, including the American Heart Association, the American Physiological Society and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

The author or coauthor of 23 articles in peer-reviewed publications and 11 posters presented at scientific meetings, she has given six invited oral presentations.