Michael C. Jewett

    • Mike-Jewett
    • Professor of Bioengineering
      B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, 1999
      M.S., Stanford University, 2001
      Ph.D., Stanford University, 2005
      Postdoctoral Fellow, Technical University of Denmark, 2007
      Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School, 2009

Michael Jewett is a Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University. Dr. Jewett received his PhD in 2005 at Stanford University, completed postdoctoral studies at the Center for Microbial Biotechnology in Denmark and the Harvard Medical School, and was a guest professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). He is the recipient of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award, David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, Camille-Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, and a Finalist for the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, among others. He is the co-founder of SwiftScale Biologics, Stemloop, Inc., Pearl Bio, Design Pharmaceuticals, and Gauntlet Bio. Jewett is a Fellow of AIMBE, AAAS, and NAI.
Professional Experience
Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University, 2023-present
Walter P. Murphy Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, 2020-2022
Gastprofessor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich), 2018-2019
Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence, Northwestern University, 2017-2021
Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, 2018-2022
Director, Center for Synthetic Biology, Northwestern University, 2015-2022
Associate Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, 2015-2018
Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, 2009-2015
NIH K99 Pathway to Independence Fellow, Harvard Medical School, 2007-2009
NSF International Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Microbial Biotechnology, 2007-2009
2021 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Division 15C Plenary Award
2021 Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
2020 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2020 Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
2019 Fredrickson Lecture, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota
2019 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, Life Sciences Category, Finalist
2018 Biochemical Engineering Young Investigator Award
2017 Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence, Northwestern University
2017 Fellow of the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, Northwestern University
2017 American Chemical Society Biological Technologies Division Young Investigator Award
2016 Suzanne C and Duncan A Mellichamp Distinguished Lecturer, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
2015 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
2014 Cole-Higgins Award for Excellence in Teaching, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University
2012 3M Non-tenured Faculty Grant
2011 David and Lucile Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering
2011 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Young Faculty Award
2011 Agilent Early Career Professor Award
2008-2012 NIH Pathway to Independence Award
2006 Otto Mønsteds Fond Award, Technical University of Denmark
2005-2007 NSF International Research Fellow, Technical University of Denmark
2005 NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship (awarded and declined)
2001 Centennial T.A. Award, Stanford University
2001 Teaching Assistant of the Year, Stanford University
2000-2002 NIH Biotechnology Training Grant Fellow, Stanford University
2000-2001 Merck Technology Fellow, Stanford University
1999 Phi Beta Kappa
1995-1999 Regents Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles
2018 Co-Chair, Genome Engineering for Materials Synthesis, DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research
2018 Co-Chair, Future Directions Workshop on Synthetic Biology for Energy/Power, Office of Secretary of Defense’s Basic Research Office in partnership with the UK Ministry of Defense
2017 Invited Speaker, National Academies Committee on Strategies for Identifying and Addressing Biodefense Vulnerabilities Posed by Synthetic Biology
2017 Associated Student Government Faculty and Administration Honor Roll, Northwestern University
2016 Inaugural Academic Research Member, Engineering Biology Research Consortium
2016 Invited Speaker and Synthetic Biology Technical Expert, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Strategic Foresight Analysis Workshop
2015 Invited Speaker, National Academy of Sciences & The Royal Society – Forum on Synthetic Biology and Gain of Function, and Implications for Regulation
2012 Invited Participant, National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
2012 Invited Participant and Speaker, NSF/DFG Emerging Frontiers in Synthetic Biology
2011 Searle Junior Faculty Teaching Fellow, Northwestern University
2011 Invited Participant and Speaker, Royal Society International Meeting on Construction of Biological Systems
2009 Invited Participant, National Academies Keck Futures Initiative: Building on Nature’s Inspiration
2009 Invited Participant, NSF/EPSRC Synthetic Biology Sandpit
Chemical Engineering 210, Analysis of Chemical Process Systems
Chemical Engineering 375, Biochemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering 376, Principles in Synthetic Biology
Engineering 106-1, Engineering Design and Communication
IBIS 455, Current Topics in Synthetic Biology