Jason Beckert

Jason Beckert is a Research Microscopist at Microtrace, where he enjoys solving analytical questions that require the amalgamation of information from a wide variety of scientific disciplines.  His current duties involve the identification and interpretation of various types of particles through the use of microscopical, microchemical, and instrumental techniques.  Studying and working under Dr. Peter De Forest, he acquired his M.S. in forensic science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  He is the recipient of the college’s Jerome Metzner Graduate Award for academic excellence.  An internship with the NYPD’s Crime Scene Unit gave him the opportunity to assist the examination of a diverse array of environments for physical evidence and provided first-hand knowledge regarding proper evidence collection.  He has taught several courses and presented numerous papers at scientific meetings.  He continues his professional education by attending classes, workshops, and meetings across the country.



  • B.S. Biological Sciences, Cornell University
  • M.S. Forensic Science, John Jay College of Criminal Justice


Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists
  • The American Society of Trace Evidence Examiners
  • Society for Wildlife Forensic Science


A full and current curriculum vitae can be provided upon request.

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