PHD Studies

The State Research Institute Centre for Innovative Medicine organises PhD studies in biology sciences partnering with Vytautas Magnus University and Nature Research Center.

For more information regarding the organization, duration, course and requirements for doctoral studies, please, inquire to Almantas Šiaurys, email:


Last updated: 2023-10-17, 10:06:49
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VIKTORIJA ALEKSIUK „Development and application of new methods to assess articular cartilage damage caused by meniscal lesions“
Scientific Supervisor – dr. Eiva Bernotienė


RIMVYDAS NORVILAS „Analysis of clinically significant and new genetic alterations of acute lymphoblastic leukemia transcriptome“
Scientific Supervisor – prof., dr. Laimonas Griškevičius

KAROLINA KRIAUČIŪNAITĖ „Physiology and pathology of the blood-brain barrier: implications for astrocyte-secreted factors“
Scientific Supervisor – dr. Augustas Pivoriūnas

JOANA KORABLIOVIENĖ „Interspecific effect of mycobacterial proteins on bacteria growth and qualitative changes in mice leukocytes“
Scientific Consultant – dr. Mykolas Mauricas


SIMA GARBERYTĖ „Evaluation of pattern of chemotherapy resistance and tumour relapse related to cytotoxic drug uptake and retention“
Scientific Supervisor – dr. Vita Pašukonienė

ROKAS MIKŠIŪNAS „Regeneration potential of human dilated myocardium-derived mesenchymal stromal cells in vitro: the impact of histone deacetylase and biomatrices“
Scientific Supervisor – dr. Daiva Bironaitė

ANŽELA SLUŠNIENĖ „Pecularities diurnal of heart rate variability and blood pressure fluctuations in subjects with arterial hypertension and concomitant metabolic syndrome“
Scientific Supervisor – prof., habil. dr. Aleksandras Laucevičius

JAROSLAV DENKOVSKIJ „Investigation of mesenchymal stem cell properties in degenerative and inflammatory diseases“
Scientific Supervisor – dr. Eiva Bernotienė


IEVA VARANAUSKIENĖ „Comparative studies on the expression of type I and II interferons and their producing cells in autoimmune rheumatic processes“
Scientific Supervisor – dr. Irena Dumalakienė

ILONA UZIELIENĖ „Functional characteristics and regulation of intracellular calcium ion signaling in human mesenchymal stem cells of different origins and chondrocytes“
Scintific Supervisor – dr. Eiva Bernotienė


JOVILĖ RAUDONIŪTĖ „Pulmonary effects of air pollution: evaluation of toxicity on lung alveolar and airway epithelium in vitro and in vivo
Scientific Supervisor – dr. Rūta Aldonytė

ALINA ČEBATARIŪNIENĖ „Towards reconstruction of periodontal tissues using periodontal ligament mesenchymal stem cells“
Scientific Supervisor – dr. Augustas Pivoriūnas

UGNĖ JONAVIČĖ „Fundamental and applied studies of human mesenchymal stem cell secretome“
Scientific Supervisor – dr. Augustas Pivoriūnas

AUŠRA LIUBAVIČIŪTĖ „The influence of in vitro modulated mesenchymal stem cells on skin regeneration“
Scientific Supervisor – prof. dr. Genė Biziulevičienė


JAN ALEKSANDER KRASKO „Anti-cancer efficacy of xenovaccines and autologous vaccines in in vivo laboratory murine models“
Scientific supervisor – dr. Vita Pašukonienė

SYMANTAS RAGAUSKAS „Novel functional and morphological retinal studies using Huntington’s disease R6/2 mouse and strong light-induced retinal damage models“
Scientific supervisor – dr. Giedrius Kalesnykas

TATJANA IVAŠKIENĖ „Specifity and problematic aspects in legal regulation of advanced therapy medicinal products“
Scientific supervisor – dr. Mykolas Mauiricas


IEVA BRUŽAUSKAITĖ „The application of HCN2 expressing human mesenchymal stem cells for the development of biological pacemaker“
Scientific supervisor – dr. Eiva Bernotienė

MINDAUGAS STOŠKUS „Biological significance of IGFBP1 gene expression in t(12;21)(p13;q22)-positive leukemia model“
Scientific supervisor – dr. Audronė Eidukaitė

NERINGA DOBROVOLSKIENĖ „Functional properties of in vitro modulated dendritic cells“
Scientific supervisor – dr. Vita Pašukonienė


ARTUR JAVMEN “Production of different β-glucan preparations and investigation of their impact on the immune system componentsin vitro and in vivo
Scientific supervisor – dr. Mykolas Mauricas.

INESA ARŠTIKYTĖ “Biologic therapy in patients with autoimmune arthritis”
Scientific supervisor – prof. dr. Irena Butrimienė.


GIEDRĖ RAMANAUSKAITĖ „Investigation of the influence of bone marrow stem cells on skin regeneration in BALB/c mouse model in vivo
Scientific supervisor – prof. dr. Genė Biziulevičienė


GINTARAS SŪDŽIUS “Changes of the immune system in the pathogenesis of primary Sjögren’s syndrome”
Scientific supervisor – dr. Almantas Šiaurys.

VINCAS URBONAS “Biomarkers of bacteremia and sepsis in pediatric oncology patients with febrile neutropenia”
Scientific supervisor – dr. Audronė Eidukaitė.

VAIDILĖ STRAZDIENĖ “Associations between vitamin D, bone mineral density and physical performance in the elderly, and relationship of VDR gene BsmI polymorphism with Severe postmenopausal osteoporosis”
Scientific supervisor – prof. dr. Vidmantas Alekna

MAKSIM BRATČIKOV “Development of a multiple-run high-resolution melting assay for Salmonella spp. genotyping”
Scientific consultant – dr. Mykolas Mauricas.


RIMA PILIČIAUSKIENĖ “Relationship of bone turnover and structure indices with serum lipids and components of metabolic syndrome”
Scientific supervisor – prof. dr. Vidmantas Alekna

INGRIDA JACEVIČIENĖ “Epidemiology, diagnostics and immunoprophylaxis of rabies in wild and domestic animals in Lithuania”
Scientific supervisor – prof. habil. dr. Vytas Tamošiūnas


VYTAUTAS KAŠĖTA “Investigation of bone marrow hematopoietic stem cell migration during inflammation in BALB/c mice”
Scientific supervisor – prof. dr. Genė Biziulevičienė

VIRGINIJUS TUNAITIS “Analysis of in vitro functions of mesenchymal stem cells isolated from different human tissues”
Scientific consultant – dr. Augustas Pivoriūnas


MARIUS STRIOGA “Expression of biomarkers, representing immunosuppressive, cytotoxic or immunomodulating properties of CD8h T lymphocytes in the peripheral blood of patients with immunogenic cancer forms”
Scientific supervisor – prof. dr. Dainius Characiejus