Limna - Lausanne Integrative Metabolism Nutrition Alliance

Etienne Meylan

Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research – EPFL

Our laboratory studies the connections between lung tumor growth and alterations in glucose metabolism.  With a focus on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC, the principal type of lung cancer), we investigate the molecular mechanisms that control the regulation of glucose transporters and enzymes of intermediary metabolism in tumors.  We interrogate the function of these proteins during lung tumor development.  To study these crucial components of tumors, we use a combination of genetically-engineered mouse models of NSCLC, human lung cancer cell lines, tumor tissue specimens and bioinformatics analyses.


  • Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Mouse models of cancer
  • Glucose metabolism
  • GLUT
  • SLC2A


Prof. Etienne Meylan
Tenure-track Assistant Professor

Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research



Station 19
CH-1015 Lausanne

Phone +41 21 693 72 47
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