Dr. Seymour is the Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research and the Research Director of the Center for the Prevention of Health Disparities at Edward Waters College (EWC). He is also a tenured professor of Biology in the Department of Mathematics and Science at EWC. As a scientist and an active researcher, he is currently collaborating with the Mayo Clinic in the establishment of a pollen counting station on campus. Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and a member of the Community Research Advisory board in Jacksonville Florida. He served as Chair of Biology at EWC from 2010-2014. He was the recipient of the 2015 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Digest award for Best Male Faculty for allergy studies he conducted in Jacksonville Florida. He holds an earned doctorate in Immunology from the University of California, Davis. He has 17 years of research experience in the field of biotechnology.
Dr. Seymour has authored/coauthored over 24 scientific publications. His notable work in the field of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has been published in several leading peer-review journals including the journals- Science and Nature. His pioneering work on the effects of second-hand smoke on allergic asthma was partly instrumental in legislation that bans smoking in public places in the state of California. Dr. Seymour is currently pursuing public health research opportunities in the local community. His goal is to inform and support the policymaking process that can ultimately eliminate the health disparity that exists in urban communities such as Health Zone 1 where EWC is located.