Central Dogma

July 25th - August 5th from 9am - 3pm

Does the idea of gaining research experience at a university lab sound exciting to you? The Research Experience for Teachers is a 2 week, paid program that gives five outstanding teachers the opportunity to conduct experiments with members of Professor Michael Jewett’s lab and work on curriculum development with Baxter Center staff.

Professor Jewett is a member of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University. The Jewett lab is at the cutting edge of synthetic biology and develops cell-free biological technology for biomanufacturing life-saving therapeutics, advanced materials, and sustainable chemicals, both quickly and on-demand. For more information about the Jewett Lab visit their website.

Experiments and techniques that teachers will work on include:

  • Cell-free protein synthesis
  • DNA manipulation/cloning
  • Biobits/CRISPR
  • Biosensor
  • Biobits pilot for luciferase


  • Dates: July 25th - August 5th
  • Times: 9am - 3pm
  • Location: Northwestern University (Evanston)
  • Facilitators: The Jewett Lab and The Baxter Center
  • Stipend: $2,000

Apply by Friday, July 15th!


If you have any questions, please reach out to The Baxter Center at bcse@northwestern.edu. We look forward to working with you!