Skip to main content
An official website of the United States government
Jessica Scales, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow

Jessica Scales, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

NCI Shady Grove | CRL/3316

Jessica Scales, Ph.D. (she/her), joined DCEG as a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Translational Genomics (LTG) in August 2023. Prior to joining DCEG, Dr. Scales earned her Ph.D. in molecular pharmacology and physiology from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she investigated the signaling mechanisms and functions of G-protein-coupled receptors in melanocytes and melanoma. 

Dr. Scales is studying the genetic mechanisms of melanoma risk, including the functional characterization of susceptibility loci and genes in high-risk melanoma families under the mentorship of Kevin Brown, Ph.D., senior investigator.