Dr. Cuthbert Simpkins is the Founder of Vivacelle Bio and also serves as its President & Chief Innovation Officer. He is also a trauma surgeon and scientist. He is an angel investor. Dr. Simpkins' has over thirty years experience as a surgeon including serving as Director of the Trauma Program at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. He finished his undergraduate studies at Amherst College with honors in Chemistry and graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1974. Dr. Simpkins completed his surgical training in 1980 at St. Luke's Hospital in New York City and Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He did research fellowships at Boston University School of Medicine and the Naval Medical Research Institute. He achieved the rank of Commander and received two commendations for excellence in research while serving in the U.S. Navy which included several scientific discoveries and publications. While at LSU, Dr. Simpkins led the program in regaining its previously lost level one verification by the American College of Surgeons in adult trauma and in adding "Level One" verification in pediatric trauma, a designation that no LSU medical facility in the state had before. Dr. Simpkins is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.