Research Activities

Being an integral part for the award of MPhil and PhD degrees, all students undertake research in different fields of Physiology. Major research interest of Physiology & Cell Biology Department are:

  • Vitamin D Prevalence in Pakistani Population
  • Vitamin D association with different metabolic disorders
  • Vitamin D receptor genetics
  • Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance
  • PCOs and Endometriosis
  • Bone Health and Nutrition
  • COPD and Respiratory disorders
  • Reproductive Biology of Male Gamete
  • HCV Pathogenesis and related Physiological Issues
  • Dengue Infection and interaction with Host-genes
  • Ovarian cancer proteomics
  • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Myocardial infarction

Research funding

The research work performed at Department of Physiology is funded by different agencies like HEC, PMRC and PSF in addition to University of Health Sciences, Lahore.

1. Research Projects sponsored by Higher education commission, Pakistan (HEC)

  • Serum Somatostatin 1GF-1 and insulin Resistance in Patients of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and in Healthy Females of Rs 241,230/-
  • Correlation between homocysteine, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Folate and Bone Health in Postmenopausal Pakistani Women of Rs.762, 721/-
  • Serum Vitamin D Level and VDR polymorphism (Fok-1, and BSM-1) in type 1 Diabetics of local population of Rs.440,197/-
  • Arsenic and lead in serum and breast milk in female agricultural farm workers of Bahawalpur of Rs.294,847/-
  • Endometriosis and its association with TP53 gene (Codon 72) polymorphism in Lahore Rs.244,459/-
  • Comparative Study of Serum Anti-Citrullinated Protein Antibody and Rheumatoid Factor for Diagnosing Rheumatoid Arthritis Boys Rs.182541/-
  • Role of Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Antibody and Anti-Mutated Citrullinated Vimentin Antibody in Diagnosing Rheumatoid Factor Negative Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients of Rs. 231621/-
  • Serum Vitamin D Level and VDR polymorphism (Fok-1, and BSM-1) in type 1 Diabetics of local population of Rs. 440197/-
  • A study of genetic variations in cytokines and TLRs genes and their expression level in association with dengue pathogenesis of Rs. 1763920/-

2. Projects sponsored by Pakistan Medical research council (PMRC)

  • Early Onset Of Renal Function Decline And Its Correlation With Serum Uric Acid In Diabetic Nephropathy of Rs. 48000/-
  • Serum Hyaluronic Acid as Biomarker of Disease Severity in Osteoarthritis Rs.48000/-
  • Effect of Breast and Bottle Feeding on Bone Growth in Prepubertal Children Rs.170,500/-

Seminars and workshops:

“Centre of research in endocrinology and reproductive sciences? at Department of Physiology & Cell Biology, University of Heath Sciences Lahore arranged a Seminar on 12 July, 2012. The seminar was entitled as “Vitamin D and Reproductive Health? by Professor Dr. Lubna Pal, Program Director Polycystic Ovarian syndrome/reproductive aging and bone. Yale Reproductive endocrinology Program, Yale University, USA.