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.
March 25, 2015:
Mandana presented at the 2015 GradX talks (which were organized by our very own Samagya) for Grad Student Appreciation Week. The title of the 6-minute talk to graduate students throughout Duke was "Faster, Better, Stronger Cancer Medicine: How can we engineer powerful drugs designed from our own proteins to kill cancer cells and learn about their underlying biology?" Linked is a video of all the GradX talks; Mandana's talk occurs at 1hr 38mins.