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

Dentistry

Clinical Interests

General Dentistry

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-1762

Office: (585) 275-1762

Fax: (585) 273-1237

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Biography

Dr. Watson, who has been with the Faculty Practice for more than 20 years, performs research in dry mouth, cavities, and the positive and negative effects of dental drugs. He has published and lectured nationally and internationally, and has served as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs. In addition to dentistry, Dr. Watson is jointly appointed in the Department of Environmental Medicine and the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Credentials

Education

1975
BS | West Virginia University
Biology

1980
DDS | West Virginia University
Dentistry

1992
MS | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent
Pharmacology

1995
PhD | University of Rochester
Pharmacology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

1987 - 1993
University of Rochester, Department of Dental Research NIDCR - Cariology Training Program

Awards

2007
URMC Excellence in Research Award - 2007

1987 - 1993
National Research Service Award
Sponsor: NIDCR
Location: University of Rochester

Publications

Journal Articles

11/2018
McSorley EM, Yeates AJ, Mulhern MS, van Wijngaarden E, Grzesik K, Thurston SW, Spence T, Crowe W, Davidson PW, Zareba G, Myers GJ, Watson GE, Shamlaye CF, Strain JJ. "Associations of maternal immune response with MeHg exposure at 28 weeks' gestation in the Seychelles Child Development Study." American journal of reproductive immunology : AJRI.. 2018 Nov 0; 80(5):e13046. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

10/2018
Crowe W, Allsopp PJ, Nyland JF, Magee PJ, Strain JJ, Doherty LC, Watson GE, Ball E, Riddell C, Armstrong DJ, Penta K, Todd JJ, Spence T, McSorley EM. "Inflammatory response following in vitro exposure to methylmercury with and without n-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from systemic lupus erythematosus patients compared to healthy controls." Toxicology in vitro : an international journal published in association with BIBRA.. 2018 Oct 0; 52:272-278. Epub 2018 May 17.

6/2018
Wahlberg K, Love TM, Pineda D, Engström K, Watson GE, Thurston SW, Yeates AJ, Mulhern MS, McSorley EM, Strain JJ, Smith TH, Davidson PW, Shamlaye CF, Myers GJ, Rand MD, van Wijngaarden E, Broberg K. "Maternal polymorphisms in glutathione-related genes are associated with maternal mercury concentrations and early child neurodevelopment in a population with a fish-rich diet." Environment international.. 2018 Jun 0; 115:142-149. Epub 2018 Mar 21.

Books & Chapters

2011
Chapter Title: Neurodevelopmental Effects of Maternal Nutrition Status and Exposure to Methyl Mercury from Eating Fish during Pregnancy: Evidence from the Seychelles Child Development Study
Book Title: Developmental Neurotoxicology Research: Principles, Models, Techniques..........
Author List: Phillip W. Davidson, J.J. Strain, Gary J. Myers, Conrad F. Shamlaye, Sally Thurston, Maxine P. Bonham, Emeir M. Duffy, Julie M.W. Wallace, Gene E. Watson, and Thomas W. Clarkson
Published By: John Wiley and sons2011

2006
Chapter Title: Chapter 5. Toxicological Effects of Lead in Laboratory Animals and In Vitro Test Systems Section 5.8. Effects on Bone and Teeth
Book Title: Air Quality Criteria for Lead
Author List: Gene Watson
Published By: National Center for Environmental Assessment-RTP Division, US EPA2006 in Research Triangle Park

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