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Christopher M. Jewell, PhD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

University of Maryland College Park

Secondary Appointment(s):

Microbiology and Immunology

Additional Title:

Associate Professor & Associate Chair for Research, Fischell Department of Bioengineering


University of Maryland – College Park

Education and Training

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

Research/Clinical Keywords

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

Highlighted Publications

E. A. Gosselin, H. B. Eppler, J. S. Bromberg, and C. M. Jewell. "Designing natural and synthetic immune tissues”. Nature Materials 2018, 17, 484–498. doi: 10.1038/s41563-018-0077-6. (front cover)

K. L. Hess, E. Oh, L. H. Tostanoski, J. I. Andorko, K. Susumu, J. R. Deschamps, I. L. Medintz, and C. M. Jewell. “Engineering Immunological Tolerance Using Quantum Dots to Tune the Density of Self-Antigen Display.” Advanced Functional Materials 2017, 27, 1700290. doi: 10.1002/adfm.201700290 (front cover).

Q. Zeng, J. M. Gammon, L. H. Tostanoski, Y. C. Chiu, and C. M. Jewell. "In vivo Expansion of Melanoma-specific T Cells using Microneedle Arrays Coated with Immune-Polyelectrolyte Multilayers" ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 2017, 5, 195-205. doi: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.6b00414. (cover)

L. H. Tostanoski, Y. C. Chiu, J. I. Andorko, M. Guo, X. Zeng, P. Zhang, W. Royal III, and C. M. Jewell. “Design of Polyelectrolyte Multilayers to Promote Immunological Tolerance.” ACS Nano 2016, 10, 9334-9345. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.6b04001.

L. H. Tostanoski, Y. C. Chiu, J. M. Gammon, T. Simon, J. I. Andorko, J. S. Bromberg, and C. M. Jewell. "Reprogramming the local lymph node microenvironment promotes tolerance that is systemic and antigen-specific." Cell Reports 2016, 16, 2940-2952. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.08.033.