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

Dai, Yifan, Mina Farag, Dongheon Lee, Xiangze Zeng, Kyeri Kim, Hye-In Son, Xiao Guo, et al. “Programmable synthetic biomolecular condensates for cellular control.” Nature Chemical Biology 19, no. 4 (April 2023): 518–28.

Schaal, Jeffrey L., Jayanta Bhattacharyya, Jeremy Brownstein, Kyle C. Strickland, Garrett Kelly, Soumen Saha, Joshua Milligan, et al. “Brachytherapy via a depot of biopolymer-bound 131I synergizes with nanoparticle paclitaxel in therapy-resistant pancreatic tumours.” Nat Biomed Eng 6, no. 10 (October 2022): 1148–66.

Ozer, Imran, Garrett Kelly, Renpeng Gu, Xinghai Li, Nikita Zakharov, Parul Sirohi, Smita K. Nair, et al. “Polyethylene Glycol-Like Brush Polymer Conjugate of a Protein Drug Does Not Induce an Antipolymer Immune Response and Has Enhanced Pharmacokinetics than Its Polyethylene Glycol Counterpart.” Adv Sci (Weinh) 9, no. 11 (April 2022): e2103672.

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