The Chilkoti group carries out research in two areas: (1) Biomolecular Materials, with a focus on genetically encoded stimulus responsive peptide polymers and fusion proteins for application in protein purification and drug delivery; and (2) Biointerface Science, with a focus on protein-polymer conjugates, the development of low-cost, point-of-care clinical diagnostics, and plasmonic biosensors.
June 3, 2014:
Tosh and Kristin Newby are excited to have been awarded a Duke Translational Research Institute (DTRI) grant to develop a diagnostic platform to help chronic heart failure patients.
May 15, 2014:
Congratulations to Sarah and Joe! Sarah won a Rapid Fire Session award at the 2014 Duke BME Annual Retreat for her 1-slide pitch in the form of a poem; An Ode to Biopolymers. Joe won a poster award at the retreat as well. Sarah followed all this up with a Best Poster Award at the Duke University Frontiers Conference. Great job!