Jessica L. Oates, Ph.D.

Senior Lead Scientist


Dr. Jessica Oates received her B.S. and M.S. in Biology from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. She continued on to receive her Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology at Texas Tech University. Jessica is the lead scientist at RTLGenomics, acting as a liaison between the lab and clients for sample statuses, laboratory procedures, and technical documentation. Additionally, Dr. Oates is the senior lead scientist at the Medical Biofilm Research Institute, where the multispecies Lubbock chronic wound biofilm model was developed. She develops biofilm-based research projects for clients using this in-vitro model. Dr. Oates is also Adjunct Faculty at the Burn Center of Research Excellence, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.