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.
“Protein Phase Separation Arising from Intrinsic Disorder: First-Principles to Bespoke Applications”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 125, no. 25, pp. 6740 - 6759, 2021.,
“Recent trends in protein and peptide-based biomaterials for advanced drug delivery.”, Adv Drug Deliv Rev, vol. 156, pp. 133-187, 2020.,
“Molecular and Materials Engineering for Delivery of Peptide Drugs to Treat Type 2 Diabetes.”, Adv Healthc Mater, vol. 8, no. 12, p. e1801509, 2019.,