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.
“Heuristics for the Optimal Presentation of Bioactive Peptides on Polypeptide Micelles”, Nano Letters, vol. 19, no. 11, pp. 7977 - 7987, 2019.,
“A Quantitative Study of the Interaction of Multivalent Ligand-Modified Nanoparticles with Breast Cancer Cells with Tunable Receptor Density”, ACS Nano, 2020.,
“Intrinsically disordered proteins access a range of hysteretic phase separation behaviors”, Science Advances, vol. 5173193363355141541046164516151063419184550218545550, no. 10, p. eaax5177, 2019.,