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Michael Jewett, PhD

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Director, Center for Synthetic Biology


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Michael 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, Camille-Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award in 2015, the ACS Biochemical Technologies Division Young Investigator Award in 2017, the Biochemical Engineering Journal Young Investigator Award in 2018 and a finalist for the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, Life Sciences Category in 2019. He received his Ph.D. in 2005 at Stanford University, completed postdoctoral studies at the Center for Microbial Biotechnology in Denmark and the Harvard Medical School, and served as a guest professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich).