April 18, 2017:

Congratulations to National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholar (GCS) award recipients Jay Gupta, Paige Detwiler, Amy Cheng, and Manav Avlani! These GCS awards will fund their research towards solving the Grand Challenges of ‘engineering better medicines/diagnostics’ and also ‘developing tools for scientific discovery’.

January 18, 2017:

Congratulations to undergraduate researcher Faris Albarghouthi for being awarded 3rd place in a poster competition at the January KAUST conference in Atlanta, for his work on the synthesis and characterization of polymer brush films on high-k dielectrics for bioelectrical environments.  Great job Faris!

December 1, 2016:

Congratulations to Stacey—just as is she about to leave our lab— for the publication of her magnum opus from her PhD,  just published as one of the first two papers in the inaugural issue of a new Nature journal —Nature Biomedical Engineering.   Click here for the press release by Duke and here for the release by Nature BME. Science Translational Medicine has also picked it up -click here for a link.

October 27, 2016:

The Chilkoti lab in celebration of Eric and Stacey's defense. Congratulations!

Eric and Stacey's Defense Party

June 23, 2016:

Congratulations Eric on defending your Ph.D. Now its back to to Med School to add a second degree and be a Dr.Dr. or is it (Dr.)2?

May 7, 2016:

The Chilkoti Group in celebration of the hard work of Isaac, Caslin, Mandana, and Stefan for their prelim exams:

Prelim celebration

April 7, 2016:

Congrats to Dr. Belluci for defending his dissertation! Also, welcome to Garrett to begin his graduate work!

January 24, 2016:

Mandana presented at the Cambridge Healthtech Institute's PepTalk conference. Her poster was selected to be highlighted with a presentation: "Thermally Responsive TRAIL Receptor Agonist Fusions are Potent Cancer Therapeutics." She was the only PhD student to give a talk!

January 5, 2016:

Congratulations to Nick and Tosh for their paper in Nature Materials that solves the major bottleneck in the assembly of long repetitive DNA sequences. See also ([1],[2], [3] and [4]) and the open source Matlab code (see Codon Scrambler above) to design genes with repetitive DNA sequences that can be easily assembled in one step.

November 1, 2015:

Tosh’s speech at the alumni dinner on the occasion of receiving the IIT Delhi alumni award: [1].

October 21, 2015:

Congratulations to Parisa, who was awarded the Bass Instructional Fellowship for Spring 2016!

October 17, 2015:

Congratulations to Tosh, who was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. He will receive the honor later this month at a Convocation ceremony at his alma mater.

September 23, 2015:

Science picks up the Nature Materials paper! [link]

September 22, 2015:

Congratulations Felipe and Tosh on paper in Nature Materials! See here for press: [1], [2], and [3].