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.
“Injectable polypeptide micelles that form radiation crosslinked hydrogels in situ for intratumoral radiotherapy”, Journal of Controlled Release, vol. 228, pp. 58 - 66, 2016.,
“Creating cellular patterns using genetically engineered, gold- and cell-binding polypeptides”, Biointerphases, vol. 11, p. 021009, 2016.,
“Developing Precisely Defined Drug-Loaded Nanoparticles by Ring-Opening Polymerization of a Paclitaxel Prodrug”, Advanced Healthcare Materials, p. n/a–n/a, 2016.,