Ashutosh Chilkoti

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Alan L. Kaganov Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Ashutosh Chilkoti is the Alan L. Kaganov Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. 


My research in biomolecular engineering and biointerface science focuses on the development of new molecular tools and technology's that borrow from molecular biology, protein engineering, polymer chemistry and surface science that we then exploit for the development of applications that span the range from bioseparations, plasmonic biosensors, low-cost clinical diagnostics, and drug delivery.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Alan L. Kaganov Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Professor in the Department of Chemistry
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
  • Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information:

Education:

  • Ph.D. University of Washington, 1991

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award . Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India . 2015
  • Fellow. National Academy of Inventors. 2014
  • Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award. Biomedical Engineering Society. 2013
  • Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature. Society for Biomaterials. 2011
  • Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature. Society for Biomaterials. 2011
  • Humboldt Senior Researcher Award. Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation. 2010
  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award. Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering. 2008
  • Fellows. American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. 1996

Courses Taught:

  • BME 394: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 570L: Introduction to Biomolecular Engineering (GE, BB, MC)
  • BME 791: Graduate Independent Study
  • BME 792: Graduate Independent Study
  • BME 899: Special Readings in Biomedical Engineering
  • CHEM 393: Research Independent Study
  • CHEM 394: Research Independent Study
  • EGR 391: Projects in Engineering
  • EGR 393: Research Projects in Engineering
  • EGR 491: Projects in Engineering
  • NEUROSCI 493: Research Independent Study 1
  • NEUROSCI 494: Research Independent Study 2

Representative Publications:

    • Wang, J; Bhattacharyya, J; Mastria, E; Chilkoti, A, A quantitative study of the intracellular fate of pH-responsive doxorubicin-polypeptide nanoparticles., Journal of Controlled Release, vol 260 (2017), pp. 100-110 [10.1016/j.jconrel.2017.05.032] [abs].
    • MacEwan, SR; Chilkoti, A, From Composition to Cure: A Systems Engineering Approach to Anticancer Drug Carriers., Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol 56 no. 24 (2017), pp. 6712-6733 [10.1002/anie.201610819] [abs].
    • Tang, L; Navarro, LA; Chilkoti, A; Zauscher, S, High-Molecular-Weight Polynucleotides by Transferase-Catalyzed Living Chain-Growth Polycondensation., Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol 56 no. 24 (2017), pp. 6778-6782 [10.1002/anie.201700991] [abs].
    • Simon, JR; Carroll, NJ; Rubinstein, M; Chilkoti, A; López, GP, Programming molecular self-assembly of intrinsically disordered proteins containing sequences of low complexity., Nature Chemistry, vol 9 no. 6 (2017), pp. 509-515 [10.1038/nchem.2715] [abs].
    • Han, W; Chilkoti, A; López, GP, Self-assembled hybrid elastin-like polypeptide/silica nanoparticles enable triggered drug release., Nanoscale, vol 9 no. 18 (2017), pp. 6178-6186 [10.1039/c7nr00172j] [abs].