MUSC Hollings Cancer Center


Dennis Watson
Dennis K. Watson, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
College of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
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Advanced Education:
1980, PhD, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Postdoctoral Training:
1980 - 1981: Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
1981 - 1983: Fellowship, Molecular Oncology - National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD
1983 - 1988: Fellowship, Molecular Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Frederick Cancer Research Center, Frederick, MD
Research Interest:
1. Molecular biology of gene regulation: To define the functional role of the ETS gene family of transcription factors during cellular proliferation, differentiation and transformation. Areas include in vitro modulation of gene expression and generation of mice harboring specific targeted and transgenic alleles followed by analysis of in vivo phenotypes. 2. Molecular genetics of cancer: To identify and characterize molecular markers for carcinogenic transformation, metastasis, and progression.
Research Program:
Cancer Genes and Molecular Regulation
Other Significant Appointments:
2001-Present: Program Leader, Cancer Genes & Molecular Regulation
Hollings Cancer Center
2003-Present: Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Medical University of South Carolina

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