Charles M. Watson, Ph.D.


Mentoring students as P.I. of The Watson Laboratory at Midwestern State University is the single most rewarding aspect of my career.  I came to academia down a somewhat unorthodox road.  Growing up in small town Southeast Texas, I had direct access to the natural world but no exposure to the culture of higher education.  I did not know what to expect and, as a first generation college student, dealt with significant challenges as an undergraduate.  Because of my own struggles, I understand the struggles of my students and I work hard to help them find success.  

My classroom and laboratory are significantly integrated and I am always looking for bright students to do research in the lab, both graduate and undergraduate.  I work to provide venues for publication and presentation of research and I maintain a network of professional and academic friends to support the future of my students and the laboratory as a whole.  The research in our lab is broad in scope, current, and fun! Anyone interested in being a part of our team should contact me at or through the contact button on the homepage.  My CV can be accessed here.  

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