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.
“Cargo self-assembly rescues affinity of cell-penetrating peptides to lipid membranes”, Scientific Reports, vol. 7201158418994320183817121213014964232751123111781, p. 43963, 2017.,
“Programming molecular self-assembly of intrinsically disordered proteins containing sequences of low complexity”, Nature Chemistry, 2017.,
“Strong, Tough, Stretchable, and Self-Adhesive Hydrogels from Intrinsically Unstructured Proteins”, Advanced Materials, p. 1604743, 2017.,