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

S. A. Costa, Simon, J. R. , Amiram, M. , Tang, L. , Zauscher, S. , Brustad, E. M. , Isaacs, F. J. , and Chilkoti, A. , Photo-Crosslinkable Unnatural Amino Acids Enable Facile Synthesis of Thermoresponsive Nano- to Microgels of Intrinsically Disordered Polypeptides, Advanced Materials, vol. 1521-4095, p. 1704878, 2017.
D. Mozhdehi, Luginbuhl, K. M. , Roberts, S. , and Chilkoti, A. , Design of Sequence-Specific Polymers by Genetic Engineering, in Sequence-Controlled Polymers, 2018, p. 91.
L. Li, Li, N. K. , Tu, Q. , Im, O. , Mo, C. - K. , Han, W. , Fuss, W. Hayden, Carroll, N. J. , Chilkoti, A. , Yingling, Y. G. , Zauscher, S. , and López, G. P. , Functional Modification of Silica through Enhanced Adsorption of Elastin-Like Polypeptide Block Copolymers, Biomacromolecules, 2017.

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