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.
“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.,
“Maleimide-Functionalized Poly(2-Oxazoline)s and Their Conjugation to Elastin-Like Polypeptides”, Macromolecular Bioscience, p. n/a - n/a, 2016.,