Northwestern

Michael Jewett

Institute Fellow

  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Systems Biology
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Quantitative Applied Biotechnology

Michael Jewett is an Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and co-director of the Center for Synthetic Biology at Northwestern University. He received his PhD in 2005 at Stanford University.  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, he joined Northwestern in 2009.  Dr. Jewett’s lab seeks to re-conceptualize the way we engineer complex biological systems for compelling applications in medicine, materials, and energy by transforming biochemical engineering with synthetic biology. Dr. Jewett is the recipient of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award in 2009, David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering in 2011, the DARPA Young Faculty Award in 2011, the Agilent Early Career Professor Award in 2011, the 3M non-tenured faculty grant in 2012, the Camille-Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award in 2015, and the ACS Biochemical Technologies Division Young Investigator Award in 2017.

Michael Jewett