Research work


In the period between 1994-1996, The Department of Physiology conducted the project of the European Union Third Framework Programme “Application of novel in vitro technology to human arterial resistance disease”.

In the period of 2000-2002, a collective project with French National Health and Medical Research Institute (INSERM PECO) was established. The theme of the project was “Ischemic habituation and blockade of sodium/hydrogen ion pump in normal heart and heart with pathological changes”. The results of these projects helped to develop the methods of in vitro miography of arterioles and the computer-based method of isolated heart perfusion. Scientists of the Department participated in the scientific programme of Kaunas University of Medicine “Behavioural mechanisms of vivid tisues”.

During the period of 2003-2006, under the guidance of prof. E.Kėvelaitis, the scientists of the Department of Physiology participated in the projects of the Lithuanian State Science and Study Foundation “Herbal functional ingredients and supplements for safety and quality of food” and “Research of response to photosensibilisation therapy modulation of experimental tumors” (2008). Until 2010, the scientists of the Department of Physiology prepared 36 publications. 10 of them were in the main list of publications of the International Science Institute.


Theoretical and Clinical Pharmacology

pills.jpg (200x200, 200x133)The main topics of the scientific work done by the scientists of the Department of Theoretical and Clinical Pharmacology are the effectiveness of drugs, drug interactions, adverse drug reactions, etc. One of the main scientific themes of the Department is “Drug consumption, drug interactions and adverse drug reactions”. The staff of the Department perform the expertise of the proposals for drug registration, analyse drug consumption and dependence of drug consumption on prevalence of diseases and social factors.

In this unit of the Institute, research into clinical pharmacokinetics, evaluation of drug effectiveness and pharmacoepidemiological as well as pharmacoeconomical studies are performed. 

In the recent years, stem cell research has been developed in this unit of the Institute. The main topics of stem cell research are in the fields of orthopedics and traumatology as well as nephrology. 


PhD students of the Institute



Paulius Uginčius

Scientific supervisor prof. dr. Edgaras Stankevičius





Mantas Malinauskas

Scientific supervisor prof. dr. Edgaras Stankevičius





Eglė Svitojūtė

Scientific supervisor prof. dr. Romaldas Mačiulaitis





Renata Sveikatienė

Scientific supervisor prof. dr. Arvydas Skeberdis





Aurelija Noreikaitė

Scientific supervisor prof. dr. Edgaras Stankevičius