Mark Watson, MD, PhD

Mark Watson, MD, PhD

Primary Academic Title

Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Division of Clinical Pathology, Washington University School of Medicine

Research Interest

Identification and characterization of novel gene transcripts associated with breast cancer progression; expression fingerprinting of primary human breast tumors. Key words: Breast cancer, secretoglobins, gene expression profiling DNA microarrays, gene expression, molecular diagnostics.


  • 1992: MD/PhD, neuroscience, Washington University, St. Louis

Selected Research Publications

Extrinsic and intrinsic preanalytical variables affecting liquid biopsy in cancer.
  • Batool SM, Hsia T, Beecroft A, [...] Watson M, [...] Balaj L
  • Cell Rep Med 2023
The Liquid Biopsy Consortium: Challenges and opportunities for early cancer detection and monitoring.
  • Batool SM, Yekula A, Khanna P, [...] Watson M, [...] Balaj L
  • Cell Rep Med 2023
Systemic Alterations in Type-2 Conventional Dendritic Cells Lead to Impaired Tumor Immunity in Pancreatic Cancer.
  • James CA, Baer JM, Zou C, [...] Watson MA, [...] DeNardo DG
  • Cancer Immunol Res 2023
Developmental Pathways Are Epigenetically Reprogrammed during Lung Cancer Brain Metastasis.
  • Karlow JA, Devarakonda S, Xing X, [...] Watson MA, Wang T
  • Cancer Res 2022

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