Dr. Kimbro is a biomedical scientist, educator, and community researcher. With a career-spanning nearly thirty years in a wide variety of institutions across this country, Dr. Kimbro has continued to pursue excellence in the classroom and at the bench. He currently serves as a Professor of Biological and Biomedical Science at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) where his research focus involves the innate immune response pathway in cancer development and risk in African American populations. He returned to full-time research after serving as the Director of the Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute (Institute). Dr. Kimbro's cancer disparities expertise is widely recognized as evidenced by serving as a peer-reviewer of grants for the National Institutes of Health and his multiple peer-reviewed publications in health disparities. Dr. Kimbro is passionate about developing the next generation of investigators and has consistently been regarded as a favorite among graduate and undergraduate students alike. He is deeply committed to his community and has exercised considerable leadership in the area of health disparities. Prior to joining NCCU, Dr. Kimbro served as the Program Director of the Georgia Center for Health Equality at the Emory University School of Medicine, Winship Cancer Institute, a NIH Center of Excellence (COE). In his role at the Institute, Sean was instrumental in managing a variety of programs and initiatives to identify and address health disparities, particularly in the African-American community. Dr. Kimbro holds a B.A. in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, with an emphasis in Molecular and Microbiology from Indiana University. He completed post-doctoral positions at Harvard University Medical School and the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.