Jason Reed

A Picture of Professor Jason Reed

Experimental biophysics, Experimental nanoscience
701 W. Grace St., 2409

Jason Reed is a Professor and Eminent Scholar in the VCU College of Humanities and Science, Department of Physics. He is also a Member of the Massey Cancer Center and an Associate Member of The VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine. He is an expert in nanotechnology, and related approaches, applied to biology and medicine. He has 20+ years of experience in various aspects of single-molecule imaging and is an inventor on 14 US and international patents.


Postdoctoral Scholar [Physical Chemistry] UCLA, Dept. Chemistry and Biochemistry

Ph.D. [Chemistry] New York University

A.B. [Hons., Physics] Harvard College



1. Nanotechnologies for personalized medicine
2. Bio-mechanical systems, microfabrication and surface metrology for biological material characterization

Single Molecule DNA Mapping



1.     S. Kobley, A. Mikheikin, K. Leslie, D. Guest, W. McConnell-Wells, J. Lehman, T. Al Juhaishi, X. Zhang, C. Roberts, L. Picco, A. Toor, A. Chesney and J. Reed.  “Digital polymerase chain reaction paired with high-speed atomic force microscopy for quantitation and length analysis of DNA length polymorphisms,” ACS Nano, 2020, 14, 11, 15385–15393. 

2.     A. Mikheikin, A. Olsen, K. Leslie, F. Russell-Pavier, A. Yacoot, L. Picco, O. Payton, A. Toor, A. Chesney, J.K. Gimzewski, B. Mishra and J. Reed*, “DNA ‘Nanomapping’ Using CRISPR-Cas9 as a Programmable Nanoparticle,” Nature Communications, 2017, 8, 1665.