Chief Technology Officer
Jason Cleveland is the Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Cleveland has more than 25 years of experience as a technology innovator in the area of scientific instruments. He began at SomaLogic as a consultant in 2015 and later became a principal research fellow in 2018. His work at SomaLogic focused on both near-term improvements to the SomaScan platform as well as technologies to move towards patient-focused proteomics.
Prior to joining SomaLogic, Dr. Cleveland was the cofounder, chairman and later, chief executive officer of Asylum Research in Santa Barbara, California, a manufacturer of atomic force microscopes founded in 1999. As a hands-on CEO, he was heavily involved in the design of the Cypher AFM, which is still the quietest, fastest and most stable research atomic force microscope in the world with an installed base of more than 1,000 instruments. He began his career at Digital Instruments, which was the largest atomic force microscope company at the time.
Dr. Cleveland has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and bachelor’s degrees in math and physics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and an author on 40 scientific publications and an inventor on 47 patents. Dr. Cleveland also serves as Chairman of DE-CRUIT, a non-profit treating trauma in veterans through Shakespeare and science.