Myrna Simpson

Myrna Simpson
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Integrative Molecular Biogeochemistry Associate Director of the Environmental NMR Centre
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Building SY 322

Research Interests

Molecular Biogeochemistry, Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Metabolomics

Awards and Grants

  • Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Division Horizon Prize: Sir George Stokes Award (2021)
  • Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Integrative Molecular Biogeochemistry (2019-2026)
  • UTSC Faculty Research Excellence Scholar (2017-2020)
  • PM Huang Award, International Union of Soil Sciences (2015)
  • NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (2015)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry / Society for Environmental and Toxicology and Chemistry – Environmental Science Award (2010)
  • NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (2010)
  • UTSC Principal’s Research Award (2007)
  • University of Alberta Alumni Horizon Award (2003)
  • Premier’s Research Excellence Award (2003)
  • NSERC University Faculty Award (2002-07)


  • Tong, H., A.J. Simpson, E.A. Paul, and M.J. Simpson. 2021. Land-use change and environmental properties alter the quantity and molecular composition of soil-derived dissolved organic matter. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry 5:1395-1406.
  • Jeong, T.-Y., and M.J. Simpson. 2021. Endocrine disruptor exposure causes infochemical dysregulation and an ecological cascade from zooplankton to algae. Environmental Science & Technology 55: 3845–3854.
  • Schreckenbach, S., D. Simmons, A. Ladak, L. Mullin, D.C.G. Muir, M.J. Simpson, and K. Jobst. 2021. Data-independent identification of suspected organic pollutants using gas chromatography atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry 93:1498-1506.
  • Man, M., B. Deen, K.E. Dunfield, C. Wagner-Riddle, and M.J. Simpson. 2021. Altered soil organic matter composition and degradation after a decade of nitrogen fertilization in a temperate agroecosystem. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 310: 107305.
  • Olivelli, M., I. Fugariu, R. Torres Sánchez, G. Curutchet, A.J. Simpson and M.J. Simpson. 2020. Unravelling mechanisms behind biomass-clay interactions using comprehensive multiphase nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry 4:2061-2072.

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