Jessica Scales

Biography

Uveal melanoma (UM) is a rare and aggressive ocular malignancy resulting from the cellular transformation of uveal melanocytes. The molecular mechanisms underlying uveal melanocyte transformation and the progression of UM are not known. My research focuses on defining the signaling pathways, particularly those mediated by G-protein-coupled receptors, that may mediate such processes through the use of biochemistry, live cell imaging, and transcriptomics techniques.