Aline Umuhire Juru

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Pratt Lew's Fellow

Aline earned a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Hendrix College (Conway, AR) in 2015. She is a PhD student in Dr. Amanda Hargrove’s Lab.

Contact Information:

  • Email Address: aline.umuhire.juru@duke.edu

Research Interests:

Developing multivalent small-molecule ligands for RNA targets

Publications:

Goodwin, T. E.; Harelimana, I. H.; MacDonald, L. J., Mark, D. B.; Umuhire Juru, A.; Yin, Q.; Engman, J. A.; Kopper, R. A.; Lichti, C. F.; Mackintosh, S. G.; Shoemaker, J. D.; Sutherland, M. V.; Tackett, A. J.; Schulte, B. A. “ Chapter 6 The Role of Bacteria in Chemical Signals of Elephant Musth: Proximate Causes and Biochemical Pathways” In Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13; Schulte, B. A.; Goodwin, T. E.; Ferkin, M. H., Eds.; Springer International Publishing: Cham, 2016; pp 63-85.

Posters:

Umuhire Juru, A.; Pathwardhan, N. N.; Eubanks, C. S.;  Kapral, G. J.;  Lee, J.; Ganser, L.; Sathyamoorthy, B.; Al-Hashimi, H.; Hargrove, A. E. “Virtual Screening Aided Design, Synthesis and SAR Study on Amiloride Derivatives as Probes for HIV-1 RNA” Poster Presentation, Structural Biology Related to HIV/AIDS, Bethesda, MD, Jun. 23-24, 2016.

Umuhire Juru, A.; Pathwardhan, N. N.; Eubanks, C. S.;  Kapral, G. J.;  Lee, J.; Ganser, L.; Sathyamoorthy, B.; Al-Hashimi, H.; Hargrove, A. E. “Evaluation of Amiloride Derivatives as Probes for HIV-1 RNA: Towards Multivalent Ligand Discovery” Poster Presentation, Center for HIV RNA Studies, Ann Arbor, MI, Sept. 28-29, 2016.