Nuclera Announces Professor Michael Jewett as new member of the Scientific Advisory Board

October 24, 2022

Professor Mike Jewett

We are honored and delighted to welcome synthetic biology leader Professor Michael Jewett to our Scientific Advisory Board. Professor Jewett brings Nuclera subject matter expertise on harnessing cell- free protein synthesis technologies. His research into this technology spans various research areas including in vitro glycosylation, ribosome engineering, and cell-free diagnostics.

“The prestigious group of scientific thought leaders that we have assembled to sit on our Scientific Advisory Board will provide Nuclera with relevant and informed counsel as we take our technology to market. Professor Jewett complements the existing expertise as a pioneer in the development and commercialization of cell-free protein synthesis technologies. We look forward to working with Professor Jewett to improve our eProtein platform by adding cutting-edge cell-free features that make proteins even more accessible to our customers.”

– Nuclera CEO, Michael Chen

The field of synthetic biology has been propelled forward by Professor Jewett’s research contributions over the past two decades which challenge the conventional methodologies of biotechnology to answer complex biological questions. One winning approach utilizes cell-free biology to conduct precise, complex biomolecular transformations in crude lysates without using intact cells, thus delivering freedom of design to modify and control biological systems. “It’s really exciting to see the transformative innovations that Nuclera is advancing to enable biotechnology and synthetic biology,” Jewett said, “I look forward to helping support this vision.”

He is currently the Director of the Center for Synthetic Biology at Northwestern University. After completing postdoctoral studies at the Center for Microbial Biotechnology in Denmark and the Harvard Medical School, he then joined the faculty at Northwestern. Several years ago, he was a guest professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich).

Of the numerous accolades Professor Jewett has achieved, the NIH Pathway to Independence Award, David and Lucile Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering and the Camille-Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award are notable highlights. In addition to these awards Professor Jewett has co-authored more than 175 publications spanning 18 years focused mainly on the subject of cell-free engineering.