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Michael Jewett Receives Early Career Honor

Engineer named Agilent Early Career Professor

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May 18, 2011 | by Megan Fellman

Michael Jewett

Michael Jewett

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Michael Jewett, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University, has received the Agilent Early Career Professor Award from Agilent Technologies Inc.

The prize is awarded annually to recognize and encourage excellence in measurement research, with a focus this year on the field of systems biology. It provides an unrestricted research award of $50,000 per year for two years.

Jewett, who joined the Northwestern faculty in 2009, has made marked contributions to the field of integrated systems biology and is a pioneer in the new field of synthetic biology. He and his lab engineer biological systems to understand how the living world works and to harness biology to meet societal needs. Jewett currently is using cell-free systems to create protein therapeutics and unnatural polymers for applications in materials, medicine and nanotechnology.

He is a member of Northwestern’s Chemistry of Life Processes Institute and of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.