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

Dentistry

Clinical Interests

General Dentistry

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Fax: (585) 273-1237

Office: (585) 275-1762

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

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

Faculty Appointments

Education

1975
BS | West Virginia University
Biology

1980
DDS | West Virginia University
Dentistry

1995
PhD | University of Rochester
Pharmacology

1992
MS | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent
Pharmacology

Awards

2007
URMC Excellence in Research Award - 2007

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

Publications

Journal Articles

1/2017
Crowe W, Allsopp PJ, Watson GE, Magee PJ, Strain JJ, Armstrong DJ, Ball E, McSorley EM. "Mercury as an environmental stimulus in the development of autoimmunity - A systematic review." Autoimmunity reviews.. 2017 Jan 0; 16(1):72-80. Epub 2016 Sep 23.

2017
van Wijngaarden E, Thurston SW, Myers GJ, Harrington D, Cory-Slechta DA, Strain JJ, Watson GE, Zareba G, Love T, Henderson J, Shamlaye CF, Davidson PW. "Methyl mercury exposure and neurodevelopmental outcomes in the Seychelles Child Development Study Main cohort at age 22 and 24years." Neurotoxicology and teratology.. 2017 59:35-42. Epub 2016 Oct 28.

9/2016
Engström K, Love TM, Watson GE, Zareba G, Yeates A, Wahlberg K, Alhamdow A, Thurston SW, Mulhern M, McSorley EM, Strain JJ, Davidson PW, Shamlaye CF, Myers GJ, Rand MD, van Wijngaarden E, Broberg K. "Polymorphisms in ATP-binding cassette transporters associated with maternal methylmercury disposition and infant neurodevelopment in mother-infant pairs in the Seychelles Child Development Study." Environment international.. 2016 Sep 0; 94:224-9. Epub 2016 Jun 02.

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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