Michael Jewett

Michael Jewett

Associate Professor
Northwestern University

Michael Jewett is an associate professor of chemical and biological engineering at Northwestern University. He received his PhD in 2005 from Stanford University. He joined Northwestern in 2009 after completing postdoctoral studies as an NSF International Research Fellow at the Center for Microbial Biotechnology in Denmark and as an NIH Pathway to Independence Fellow at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jewett’s lab is developing cell-free biology as an enabling technology for biomanufacturing lifesaving therapeutics, sustainable chemicals, and novel materials, both quickly and on-demand. His lab focuses on designing, constructing, and modifying biological systems involved in protein synthesis and metabolism, with promise to advance new paradigms for synthetic biology. Dr. Jewett is the recipient of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award, David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, the DARPA Young Faculty Award, the Agilent Early Career Professor Award, the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, and the Camille-Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.