Watson RO*, Bell SL*, MacDuff DA, Kimmey JM, Diner EJ, Olivas J, Vance RE, Stallings CL, Virgin HW, Cox JS (2015). cGAS detects Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA to activate both type I interferon and autophagy. Accepted pending revisions. Cell Host & Microbe.

Manzanillo PS, Watson RO*, Ayres JS*, Collins AC, Souza G, Rae CS, Schneider DS, Nakamura K, Shiloh MU, Vance RE, Portnoy DA, Cox JS (2013). The E3 ubiquitin ligase PARKIN is required for autophagy and host resistance to intracellular pathogens. Nature. 501 (7468): 512-6.

Watson RO*, Manzanillo PS*, Cox JS (2012). Extracellular M. tuberculosisDNA targets bacteria for autophagy by activating the host DNA sensing pathway. Cell. 150 (4): 803-15.

Watson RO, Galán, JE (2008). Interaction of Campylobacter jejuni with host cells. In Campylobacter, 3rd ed. ASM Press, Washington, D.C.

Watson RO, Galán JE (2008). Campylobacter jejuni survives within epithelial cells by avoiding delivery to lysososomes. PloS Pathogens. 4(1): e14.

Strachan NJC, Watson RO, Novik V, Hofreuter D, Ogen ID, Galán JE (2007). Sexual dimorphism in campylobacteriosis. Epidemiology and Infection. Dec. 7: 1-4.

Watson RO, Hofreuter D, Novik V, Galán JE (2007). A MyD88-deficient mouse model reveals a role for Nramp1 in Campylobacter jejuni infection. Infection and Immunity. 75 (4): 1994-2003.

Hofreuter D, Tsai J, Watson RO, Novik, V, Altman B, Benitez M, Clark, C, Perbost C. Jarvie T, Du L, Galán JE (2007). Unique features of a highly pathogenic Campylobacter jejuni strain. Infection and Immunity. 74 (8): 4694- 707.

Watson RO, Galán JE (2005). Signal transduction in Campylobacter jejuni-induced cytokine production. Cellular Microbiology. 7(5): 655-65.

Chaussee MS, Sylva GL, Sturdevant DE, Smoot LM, Graham MR, Watson RO, Musser JM (2002). Rgg influences the expression of multiple regulatory loci to coregulate virulence factor expression in Streptococcus pyogenes. Infection and Immunity. 70 (2): 762-70.

Murli S, Watson RO, Galán JE (2001). Role of tyrosine kinases and the tyrosine phosphatase SptP in the interaction of Salmonella with host cells. Cellular Microbiology. 3 (12): 795-810.

Chaussee MS, Watson RO, Smoot JC, Musser JM (2001). Identification of Rgg-regulated exoproteins of Streptococcus pyogenes. Infection and Immunity. 69 (2): 822-31.