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

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-1762

Office: (585) 275-1762

Fax: (585) 273-1237

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Dentistry

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

8/14/2019
"Maternal immune markers during pregnancy and child neurodevelopmental outcomes at age 20 months in the Seychelles Child Development Study." Journal of neuroimmunology.. 2019 Aug 14; 335:577023. Epub 2019 Aug 14.

5/22/2019
Zareba W, Thurston SW, Zareba G, Couderc JP, Evans K, Xia J, Watson GE, Strain JJ, McSorley E, Yeates A, Mulhern M, Shamlaye CF, Bovet P, van Wijngaarden E, Davidson PW, Myers GJ. "Prenatal and recent methylmercury exposure and heart rate variability in young adults: the Seychelles Child Development Study." Neurotoxicology and teratology.. 2019 May 22; :106810. Epub 2019 May 22.

1/17/2019
Xu Y, Wahlberg K, Love TM, Watson GE, Yeates AJ, Mulhern MS, McSorley EM, Strain JJ, Davidson PW, Shamlaye CF, Rand MD, Myers GJ, van Wijngaarden E, Broberg K. "Associations of blood mercury and fatty acid concentrations with blood mitochondrial DNA copy number in the Seychelles Child Development Nutrition Study." Environment international.. 2019 Jan 17; 124:278-283. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

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 sons 2011

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 EPA 2006 in Research Triangle Park

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