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Kingsley Chidumaga Duru, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow


Ph.D. Macquarie University, 2022


Dr Duru’s research investigates the molecular function of potassium channels and understanding the consequences of these ion channels in cardiovascular and myopathic diseases. His work includes identifying therapeutic strategies in pre-clinical studies. Dr Duru designs and conducts studies to collect high quality in-vitro and in-vivo data and is well informed in the tools to analyze data, both big and small.

Research Focus

Cardiomyopathy, Ion Channels and Disease Initiative, Molecular genetics
Duru K, Kovaleva E, Danilova I, van der Bijl P. The pharmacological potential and possible molecular mechanisms of action of Inonotus obliquus from preclinical studies. Phytotherapy research : PTR. 2019;33(8):1966-1980. doi:10.1002/ptr.6384.
Duru KC, Mukhlynina EA, Moroz GA, Gette IF, Danilova IG, Kovaleva EG. Anti-diabetic effect of isoflavone rich kudzu root extract in experimentally induced diabetic rats. Journal of Functional Foods. 2020;68:103922. doi:
Duru K, Kovaleva E, Danilova I, van der Bijl P, Belousova A. The potential beneficial role of isoflavones in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Nutrition research (New York, N.Y.). 2018;59:1-15. doi:10.1016/j.nutres.2018.06.005.