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.
“Convergence of Artificial Protein Polymers and Intrinsically Disordered Proteins”, Biochemistry, 2018.,
“Sequence directionality dramatically affects LCST behavior of elastin-like polypeptides”, Biomacromolecules, 2018.,
“Genetically encoded lipid–polypeptide hybrid biomaterials that exhibit temperature-triggered hierarchical self-assembly”, Nature Chemistry, vol. 428, 2018.,