Professor Ruta Navakauskiene

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Institute of Biochemistry, Vilnius University
  • Lithuania

Ruta Navakauskiene is Professor in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Head of Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Institute of Biochemistry Vilnius University.

Much attention in the Molecular Cell Biology department is focused on studies of molecular mechanisms and epigenetic regulation mediating proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis and senescence in cancer and stem cells. To determine potential therapeutic targets and new possibilities of leukemia epigenetic differentiation therapy we investigate the molecular factors and their role in human hematopoietic system, cell differentiation, regeneration and aging processes. For the studies we use in vitro (human leukemia cell lines) and in vivo (NOG mice) model systems.