Systems Toxicology Group
- Atlee Watson, Ph.D.
Fellow — IRTA
- Tel 984-287-3226
- P.O. Box 12233Mail Drop K2-12Durham, N.C. 27709
AtLee Watson, Ph.D. is an Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellow in the Toxicology Branch of the Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP) at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). As a trainee study scientist, Watson works with other NTP scientists across multiple branches and disciplines to assess the potential toxicity of chemical, pharmaceutical, and other environmental agents selected for study at the NTP. His primary responsibilities include the design and coordination of in vivo studies, and to assist in the preparation of NTP Technical Reports and peer-reviewed scientific journals. Currently, Watson is interested in developing his expertise in the fields of developmental and reproductive toxicity (DART) and immunotoxicity.
Watson received his B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009. He completed his Ph.D. in Toxicology at North Carolina State University under the mentorship of Seth Kullman in 2017. His doctoral research focused on AHR-mediated perturbation of bone development using Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) in vivo and human mesenchymal stem cells in vitro as alternative models of human bone development.