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Jewell, Christopher

Jewell, Christopher

Associate Professor
Associate Chair
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
2212 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building


Visiting Scientist, Harvard University, 2010-2011
Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT, 2009-2012
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2008


  • Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering Young Innovator (2016)
  • Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovator Award (2015-2017)
  • Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy Young Investigator (2015-2018)
  • Melanoma Research Alliance Young Investigator (2015-2018)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2014-2019)
  • State of Maryl's Outstanding Young Engineer (2014)
  • Featured in USA TODAY "New Faces of Engineering" during National Engineers Week (2012)
  • American Association of Immunologists Trainee Award (2012)
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at Scientific Interface– Semifinalist (2012)
  • Controlled Release Society T. Nagai Postdoctoral Research Achievement Award (2011)
  • Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard Science Symposium–Best Poster recipient (2011)
  • Society for Biomaterials STAR award (2011)
  • American Chemical Society Postdoc-to-Faculty Program–Invitee and participant (2010)
  • Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Havard Postdoctoral Fellowship (2009-2011)
  • The Boston Consulting Group Social Impact Fellow–New Zealand conservation work (2008)
  • National Institutes of Health Graduate Student Research Festival–Invitee and presenter (2007)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship–Honorable Mention (2004)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers Senior Engineering Prizze, Lehigh University (2003)
  • Merck & Co., Inc. Engineering and Technology Fellowship (2001-2002)
  • Lehigh University Dean's Scholarship (1999-2003)

Vaccine design and immunotherapy, biomaterial interactions with the immune system, autoimmunity, polyelectrolyte multilayers, nanotechnology, polymer and lipid-based drug carriers.

Jewell Named AIChE 2018 NSEF Young Investigator, Owens Corning Recipient

BIOE associate professor recognized for research at interface of immunology and engineering.

UMD Researchers Point to Future of Engineered Immune Tissues

Jewell Lab review article featured as Nature Materials cover story.

Jewell Lab Research Featured as Transplantation Cover Story

BIOE researchers use quantum dots to to aid design of specific and effective therapies for MS.

Three BIOE Professors Awarded NIH R01s in as Many Months

Drs. Jewell, Scarcelli, and Jay were awarded a collective total of $5.4 million in NIH R01 funding this spring.

Jewell Awarded $1.4 Million NIH Grant for Novel Multiple Sclerosis Research

BIOE professor works to advance study of immunology.

Jewell Promoted to Associate Professor

Dr. Christopher Jewell named associate professor with tenure, effective July 1.

Gray Wins Dr. Mabel S. Spencer Award for Graduate Achievement

BIOE Ph.D. student recognized for efforts to develop therapies for diseases of the central nervous system.

BIOE Researchers Develop New Technologies to Drive Next-Generation Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis

Jewell Lab members use quantum dots to define density of self-antigen display.

BIOE Researchers Host 4th Annual Symposium featuring High School Bioscience Students

Jewell’s Program to Enhance Participation in Research Celebrates Growth

BIOE Capstone 2017: Projects Focus on Pediatric Care, Physical Therapy, Pulmonary Tumors, and More

BIOE hosted it's largest-ever Capstone Design competition on May 10th, 2017.

BIOE Researcher Works to Advance MS, Autoimmune Disease Research

Ph.D. student Lisa Tostanoski recognized with Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

BIOE Student Wins Prestigious Lemelson-MIT Student Prize

Lisa Tostanoski recognized for biomaterials-based strategies to combat multiple sclerosis

Jewell Named Science Translational Medicine Associate Scientific Advisor

BIOE Assistant Professor Christopher Jewell to publish seven Editors’ Choice articles in AAAS journal.

Jewell Lab Teams up with Veterans Affairs to Advance Multiple Sclerosis Research

BIOE, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and others collaborate in the name of human health innovation.

Jewell Lab Takes on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Million Mile Challenge

BIOE researchers rally support for month-long campaign to raise money, awareness for pediatric cancer research.

UMD Bioengineers Work to Reprogram Lymph Node Function to Fight Multiple Sclerosis

Jewell Research Lab Publishes Findings in Cell Reports Journal

Jay, Jewell Named 2016 Young Innovators of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering

BIOE researchers look to advance delivery of therapeutics to treat cancers.

Jewell Research Lab Explores New Therapies for Treatment of Juvenile Diabetes

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation awards Prof. Jewell $500,000 grant to study vaccine for diabetes.

BioE Capstone 2016: New Projects Focus on Improved Healthcare for Underserved Communities, Pediatric Patients, and More

Affordable RT-PCR for clinical diagnostics, fear mitigation device for pediatric MRIs tie for first place.

Arjun Adapa Named 2016 Fulbright Grant Recipient

Senior BioE student to conduct research on Alzheimer's disease in the Netherlands.

Jewell Lab Makes Strides in Multiple Sclerosis Research

Fischell Department of Bioengineering researchers awarded $599,000 grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

BioE Undergrads Celebrate Upcoming 4th Edition of The Catalyst

Department’s first undergraduate research journal highlights student research.

Andorko Awarded AAPS Graduate Student Fellowship

BioE graduate student recognized for cutting-edge vaccine and drug delivery research.

Fischell Researchers Develop Innovative Technique to Fine-Tune Vaccines

Members of the Jewell Research Laboratory publish ACS Nano paper on rationally designed vaccines that promote tunable immune responses.

Fischell Researchers, Wheaton High School Host Second-Annual Symposium to Foster Bioengineering Education

BioE’s Christopher Jewell furthers initiative to expose high school students to new opportunities in bioengineering.

BioE Capstone 2015: New Projects Focus on Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Injury Rehabilitation, and More

Neonatal acoustic protection device takes first place in annual design competition.

Invention of the Year Finalist: Intra-Lymph Node Cancer Vaccination Delivery

Jewell develops potent and selective vaccine delivery technique targeting cancer and autoimmune diseases

UMD To Celebrate Innovations and Partnerships April 29

Nine nominees for Invention of the Year to be recognized at annual event

Jewell Named ACGT Research Grant Recipient

BioE assistant professor receives prestigious $250,000 Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy grant.

UMD Clark School Highlights Disaster Resilience at Mpact Week

Five-day event focused on role of engineers in disaster prevention, mitigation, and response.

2014 Fischell Festival Tackles Key Topics in Biomedical Emergency Response

Keynote Speaker Rear Admiral Stephen Redd (CDC) discusses Ebola treatment, prevention efforts.

Tostanoski Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Ph.D. student Lisa Tostanoski was recently awarded a $132,000 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Christopher Jewell Receives NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Christopher Jewell Receives NSF CAREER Award for Biomaterial Vaccine Research

Mukhamedova: HHMI Fellowship Supports System That Could Help Treat MS

BioE junior developing drug delivery system that could help control immune system response.

Andorko Wins Bioengineering Conference Poster Award

Grad student takes top honors for presentation of "stealthy" drug delivery system.