Gene E. Watson, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Gene E. Watson, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 683
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-1762
Fax: (585) 273-1237


The biographical information for Gene E. Watson, D.D.S., Ph.D. is not currently available.

Awards & Honors (National)

National Research Service Award | NIDCR | University of Rochester 1987 - 1993

Awards & Honors (Local)

University of Rochester Medical Center 2007 Excellence in Research Award 2007

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 41 available »

2015 May
Miller JH, Avil├ęs-Reyes A, Scott-Anne K, Gregoire S, Watson GE, Sampson E, Progulske-Fox A, Koo H, Bowen WH, Lemos JA, Abranches J. "The collagen binding protein Cnm contributes to oral colonization and cariogenicity of Streptococcus mutans OMZ175." Infection and immunity. 2015 May; 83(5):2001-10. Epub 2015 Mar 02.
2015 Mar
Strain J, Yeates AJ, van Wijngaarden E, Thurston SW, Mulhern MS, McSorley EM, Watson GE, Love TM, Smith TH, Yost K, Harrington D, Shamlaye CF, Henderson J, Myers GJ, Davidson PW. "Prenatal exposure to methyl mercury from fish consumption and polyunsaturated fatty acids: associations with child development at 20 mo of age in an observational study in the Republic of Seychelles." The American journal of clinical nutrition. 2015 Mar; 101(3):530-7. Epub 2015 Jan 21.
Myers GJ; Davidson PW; Watson GE; van Wijngaarden E; Thurston SW; Strain JJ; Shamlaye CF; Bovet P. "Methylmercury exposure and developmental neurotoxicity". Bull World Health Organ. 2015; 93(2): 132A-132B.
2014 Sep
Milgrom P, Taves DM, Kim AS, Watson GE, Horst JA. "Pharmacokinetics of fluoride in toddlers after application of 5% sodium fluoride dental varnish." Pediatrics. 2014 Sep; 134(3):e870-4. Epub 2014 Aug 18.
2014 May
Falsetta ML, Klein MI, Colonne PM, Scott-Anne K, Gregoire S, Pai CH, Gonzalez M, Watson G, Krysan DJ, Bowen WH, Koo H. "Symbiotic relationship between Streptococcus mutans and Candida albicans synergizes virulence of plaque biofilms in vivo." Infection and immunity. 2014 May; 82(5):1968-81. Epub 2014 Feb 24.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Dentistry (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Environmental Medicine (SMD)
Associate Professor - Department of Pharmacology and Physiology (SMD)


PhD | Pharmacology | University of Rochester1995
MS | Pharmacology | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1992
DDS | Dentistry | West Virginia University1980
BA | Biology | West Virginia University1975

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

University of Rochester, Department of Dental Research NIDCR - Cariology Training Program 1993