August 15, 2021

The dominance of the X chromosome in the Chilkoti lab continues! Congratulations to Dr. Cassio Fontes and his wife, Ruby, on announcing their upcoming daughter, Vivienne! We are all so excited to meet you this fall!

July 23, 2021

A hearty congratulations from the lab to Dr. Soumen Saha on his announcement that his wife Pritha and he are expecting a daughter in early November! This is the 3rd girl to be born to the lab in a row - there must be something in the water on the 3rd floor of FCIEMAS. Wishing you all the best, Soumen and Pritha! 

July 8, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Imran Ozer on her defense! In her thesis, “Stealth Polymer Conjugates of Biologics”, she adds a new dimension to PEGylation by creating an injectable non-immunogenic PEG-like polymer conjugate that forms a drug depot under the skin and enables sustained delivery of a peptide drug

June 25, 2021

The Chilkoti lab came together to celebrate the first birthday of Daria and Nikita's daughter, Nika! A sunny June day with good lab vibes all around.

A group photo of the chilkoti lab outside with Daria and Nikita's daughter, Nika, for her first birthday

April 7, 2021

Congratulations to current lab members Dr. Cassio, Jason, Garrett Kelly, Jacob Heggestad, and Angus Hucknall, and alumni Dr. Kelli Luginbuhl and Dr. Dan Joh on their publication "Ultrasensitive point-of-care immunoassay for secreted glycoprotein detects Ebola infection earlier than PCR"! The authors present low-cost, rapid diagnostic tests that perform as well as PCR and which can be used at the point of need. These can help contain outbreaks of infectious diseases. Fontes et al. developed an immunoassay to detect Ebola virus secreted glycoprotein (sGP), a decoy antigen present in infected blood. Link HERE.

September 19, 2019

The culmination of Mandana's PhD work has been published in Science Advances on September 4th, 2019! Her work has created novel solutions for the potency, resistance, and delivery challenges that hinder proapoptotic receptor agonist efficacy. Way to go, Mandana!

September 17, 2019

The second collaborative paper with Lingchong You’s group is hot off the press at Nature Chemical Biology.   See here for the first paper from this collaboration. Looking forward to many more high impact papers from this collaboration.

May 21, 2019

Two recent graduates from the Chilkoti lab, Stefan Roberts and Nick Tang, were selected for the 2018-2019 Duke Biomedical Engineering Dissertation Award! 

January 4, 2019

Congrats to Samagya and Tosh on their new paper. Their work on creating a new stealth material has also been highlighted in Science Translational Medicine

November 1, 2018

Phase BioAfter a long saga, PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, a startup cofounded by Tosh, finally goes public on the NASDAQ.

October 15, 2018

Congratulations fo Stefan Roberts and coauthors on their publication in Nature Materials! Their work is highlighted here.

March 20, 2018

Congratulations to Davoud and Kelli on their new paper in Nature Chemistry!  Their work has also been highlighted here. Click here for a press release on the paper. 

December 15, 2017

Congrats to Simone, Joe, and Tosh for their recently published work in Advanced Materials! Their work on creating novel photo-crosslinkable biomaterials using unnatural amino acids has also been highlighted in Advanced Science News.

October 30, 2017

Congrats to Faris, Jason, Jay, and Manav. They were awarded Best Healthcare Hack for their work at HackDuke 2017. They used Python software to completely automate a labor-intensive process in analyzing the D4 microarray. Check out their approach and their code here on Devpost.