August 28, 2013:

Congrats to Dr. Wafa for successfully defending her dissertation on Monday!

August 27, 2013:

Our new Class of 2019 (+/- 2 yrs) has arrived to begin their graduate work!  Welcome to Simone, Samagya, and Michael.  Also, congrats to Jon for winning the grand prize for best poster at the Triangle MRS Poster Session

August 2, 2013:

Congrats to Tosh on his newly acquired fellowships!  He was chosen to be inducted into the 2013 class of BMES Fellows for his "exceptional achievement and experience in the field of biomedical engineering, and a record of membership and participation in the Society."  He was also elected a Fellow of the Controlled Release Society in recognition of his "outstanding contributions at the highest level in areas of interest to the CRS".

July 9, 2013:

Congratulations to Mandana and Caslin for receiving Duke BME Fellowships!  Mandana is the recipient of the Theo Pilkington Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering and Caslin received the Howard Clark Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering.  Great job!

May 21, 2013:

Well, it's official now; Vina and Felipe are finally allowed to don the hoods of their (Jedi) cloaks!  Click to see a few photos from their Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony.

May 7, 2013:

Chilkoti Group racked up major awards at the Duke BME PhD student retreat:  (1) Congratulations to Sarah for winning consolation prize for Best 1-Minute Pitch with her poem entitled "Extrinsically controlled intracellular drug delivery".  Please click here for the full text of this literary wonder.  (2) Stacey won 3rd Best Poster Prize with the magic poster that has nabbed her 2 awards in the last month. With its winning career over, it will now officially be retired and hung on our wall of fame (see the hallway outside of CIEMAS 3325).  (3) And Jonathan won the Big Kahuna-- Best Talk at the BME retreat.

April 26, 2013:

Let them have cake: Chilkoti group thanks its graduating seniors for their contributions to the lab and congratulates them on graduating.

April 19, 2013:

Congratulations to Jon and Stacey for being recognized with CBTE awards at the recent Kewaunee Event!  Jon won the Graduate Student Achievement Award and Stacy won the Junior Graduate Student Poster Award. 

April 16, 2013:

Welcome to our new crop of graduate students who will start this Fall: Samagya Banskota (Penn State), Michael Dzuricky (Case Western) and Simone Costa (CMU).   Congrats also to Simone for winning a NSF Graduate Fellowship!

April 12, 2013:

Congrats to Felipe for successfully defending his dissertation today!

March 30, 2013:

Congrats to Isaac and Stefan on being awarded NSF Graduate Fellowships!  Also, congrats to Caslin and Mandana who received honarable mentions for their NSF applications!

March 19, 2013:

Congrats to Vina for successfully defending her dissertation!

January 30, 2013:

The first news of the year 2013 goes to Mira and company for their recent PNAS publication detailing their "jelly bean" PODS! and Duke's Pratt School of Engineering both picked up on the story and in turn, wrote their own stories about it!

December 1, 2012:

Congrats to Ryan Hill for being promoted to Senior Research Scientist!

November 1, 2012:

Congrats to Vina and her husband as they are now the proud parents of Miss Aina (pronounced EYE-NUH) Elizabeth Koh!