Associate Professor of Cancer Biology
Professor Watson received his PhD degree in Biochemistry from the Department of Biochemistry, University College Cork in 1995. He then undertook his post-doctoral research in University of Toronto and the Toronto General Hospital in Canada, before returning in 1997, to the Department of Surgery, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, University College Dublin and is now Associate Professor of Cancer Biology in the UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science.
Apart from his undergraduate and post-graduate teaching responsibilities, he has an active internationally recognised research group. As a translational biologist based in the Conway Institute he utilises latest technologies to study cellular and molecular pathways and clinical collaboration through the Prostate Cancer Research Consortium (of which he is the lead PI) to expand the understanding of the initiation and progression of prostate cancer in order to identify diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers and therapeutic sites for manipulation.
Professor Watson is Section editor of the Scientific Discovery section of the BJUInternational, Chair of the Basic Research Section of the European Association for Urology Research Foundation, Principal Investigator in Molecular Medicine Ireland.