Chilkoti Group

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.

Recent Publications

J. R. Simon, Carroll, N. J. , Rubinstein, M. , Chilkoti, A. , and ópez, G. P. , Programming molecular self-assembly of intrinsically disordered proteins containing sequences of low complexity, Nature Chemistry, 2017.
M. A. Gonzalez, Simon, J. R. , Ghoorchian, A. , Scholl, Z. , Lin, S. , Rubinstein, M. , Marszalek, P. , Chilkoti, A. , ópez, G. P. , and Zhao, X. , Strong, Tough, Stretchable, and Self-Adhesive Hydrogels from Intrinsically Unstructured Proteins, Advanced Materials, p. 1604743, 2017.
K. Widder, MacEwan, S. R. , Garanger, E. , úñez, V. , Lecommandoux, ébastien, Chilkoti, A. , and Hinderberger, D. , Characterisation of hydration and nanophase separation during the temperature response in hydrophobic/hydrophilic elastin-like polypeptide (ELP) diblock copolymers, Soft Matter, 2017.

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