News

April 7, 2016

Congrats to Dr. Belluci for defending his dissertation! Also, welcome to Garrett to begin his graduate work!

January 24, 2016

Mandana presented at the Cambridge Healthtech Institute's PepTalk conference. Her poster was selected to be highlighted with a presentation: "Thermally Responsive TRAIL Receptor Agonist Fusions are Potent Cancer Therapeutics." She was the only PhD student to give a talk!

January 5, 2016

Congratulations to Nick and Tosh for their paper in Nature Materials that solves the major bottleneck in the assembly of long repetitive DNA sequences. See also ([1],[2], [3] and [4]) and the open source Matlab code (see Codon Scrambler above) to design genes with repetitive DNA sequences that can be easily assembled in one step.

November 1, 2015

Tosh’s speech at the alumni dinner on the occasion of receiving the IIT Delhi alumni award: [1].

October 21, 2015

Congratulations to Parisa, who was awarded the Bass Instructional Fellowship for Spring 2016!

October 17, 2015

Congratulations to Tosh, who was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. He will receive the honor later this month at a Convocation ceremony at his alma mater.

September 23, 2015

Science picks up the Nature Materials paper! [link]

September 22, 2015

Congratulations Felipe and Tosh on paper in Nature Materials! See here for press: [1], [2], and [3].

August 4, 2015

Hot off the press! New paper out in Nature Communications.

March 25, 2015

Mandana presented at the 2015 GradX talks (which were organized by our very own Samagya) for Grad Student Appreciation Week.  The title of the 6-minute talk to graduate students throughout Duke was "Faster, Better, Stronger Cancer Medicine: How can we engineer powerful drugs designed from our own proteins to kill cancer cells and learn about their underlying biology?"  Linked is a video of all the GradX talks; Mandana's talk occurs at 1hr 38mins.

January 20, 2015

Chilkoti Group members have been spotted taking in a recent Duke basketball game.

December 25, 2014

Tosh is honored to have been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors! (see also the Pratt article)

December 20, 2014

The Chilkoti Group brunching it up for the holidays:

November 18, 2014

Congrats to Drs. MacEwan and Hucknall!  They both defended their dissertations recently and hence are the new Docs on the block.

October 1, 2014

Congratulations to Tosh and Angus! Their company, Sentilus, has just been acquired by Immucor!  (Links:  MarketWatch, NCBiotech)

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