Michael C. Jewett
- Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence
- Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
- Co-director, Center for Synthetic Biology, Northwestern University
Dr. Michael Jewett joined the faculty of Engineering at Northwestern in 2009 where he engineers biological systems for compelling applications in medicine and biotechnology. He made strong contributions to cell-free biology during his Ph.D. work at Stanford, to systems biology at the Technical University of Denmark, and to synthetic biology at Harvard as a post-doctoral researcher before coming to Northwestern.
Jewett’s research group aims to engineer biological systems for compelling applications in medicine and biotechnology. They focus on cell-free systems, with particular emphasis on protein synthesis and metabolism. Current project seeks to construct and evolve synthetic biomolecular machines and to enable the development of cell-fee biology for therapeutic applications.
Jewett received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1999 at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his M.S. in 2001 and his Ph.D. in 2005 Chemical Engineering at Stanford University.