January 31, 2011

Congrats AGAIN to Mira, Felipe, Dan, and Tosh as their gene cloning and amplification techniques have been highlighted by Nature Materials News and Views!

January 24, 2011

Congrats to Mira, Felipe, Dan, and Tosh on their recent Nature Materials paper! They share with the world their novel, high-throughput gene encoding technique that facilitates the discovery of "smart" protein polymers!

October 27, 2010

Congrats to Weiping, Wenge, Trine, Michael Zalutsky, and Tosh for their recent paper published in PNAS! Nature has highlighted the team's extensive use of mammalian beings (and their tumors) as size exclusion chromatography "columns" to entrap their boutique polymer-protein conjugates. Next step: deliver the trojan horse....

May 12, 2010

We have lots of awards and announements to make here at the end of the spring semester. Congratulations to Sarah for taking home first prize in the annual BME departmental retreat poster competition! She hopes to use her cash prize to help procure a baby mini horse! Also, congrats to Greg, who recently defended his dissertation. He and Andy have now completed all their requirements for graduation! Andy recently won an award from CBTE for being a stellar, example graduate student. Also, Mingnan took home a postdoc proster prize at this CBTE gathering! So many awards!

February 24, 2010

Team Chilkoti has been celebrating like crazy over the past week. First of all, we bade farewell to Sterling who will be finishing his postdoc tenure in our group. Also, we celebrated Andy's successful dissertation defense over the weekend. Congratulations Andy! Sorry, no photographic evidence of these occurrences. However, we do have photographic evidence of Vicky's farewell dinner at Dos Perros, here in Durham! Sterling, Andy, and Vicky; we will miss you all! However, we look forward to new additions to the lab. We'd like to extend a VERY warm welcome to Zareen Kapadia, who will be our new lab manager!

November 9, 2009

Congrats to Andrew, Mingnan, Jonathan, Wenge, Andy, and Tosh for their recent paper published in Nature Materials! See a press release on the paper here.

October 6, 2009

The Chilkoti Group bids farewell to Tak, who recently returned to Japan after visiting our group. We wish him luck in the future! Also, congratulations to Mingnan who recently won the Citizen Advisory Council Poster Award at the 2009 Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Annual Meeting. He presented a poster on his drug delivery work done in collaboration with Andrew, Andy, Wenge, and Jonathan.

August 26, 2009

Congrats to Weiping and company for their recent publication in PNAS. Science Daily has picked up on the potential impact these protein-polymer conjugates can have on increasing drug efficacy in vivo with their recent research highlight. See their article here and also browse on over to the original publication over at PNAS.

June 23, 2009

Congratulations to Felipe Garcia Quiroz for winning the Medtronic Foundation Fellowship!

May 29, 2009

Chilkoti Group Annual Summer Picnic! The group gathered in the Duke Forest to have their 2nd annual summer picnic and 2nd Annual Chilkoti Pro Summer League Volleyball Championship. The weather was near perfect; lots of foods were consumed; and the vball competition was fierce. Check the pics from the event. Huge thanks to Vicky and Amy for organizing, setting up, and for taking pics!

October 13, 2008

Congratulations to Ryan Hill for winning 2nd Prize in the poster competition at the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics 2008 Annual Meeting!

October 5, 2008

The Chilkoti Group gathered at Tosh's house for Andrew's farewell party.  He will be leaving us soon to begin work as an Assistant Professor at  the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy!  We'd all like to congratulate Andrew on his new job and wish him best of luck with his research.  Check out pictures from the event (Courtesy of Tak).

October 3, 2008

The Chilkoti Group would like to cordially welcome visiting professor, Takeshi Mori, who has come from Japan to rock out with us and study ELP!  Welcome to Durham, Tak!

September 4, 2008

Congratulations to Andy Simnick who is the recipient of the BMES 2008 Graduate Research Award!

September 2, 2008

Congratulations to Sarah Reagan Mac Ewan who recently won the Howard Clark Fellowship from our very own Department of Biomedical Engineering as part of an inaugural Named Fellowship Competition!  Congrats to Wafa Hassouneh as well; she received Honorable Mention!