Limna - Lausanne Integrative Metabolism Nutrition Alliance

Roberto Coppari

Diabetes Center - Faculty of Medicine - University of Geneva

The Coppari's laboratory has the following main aims:

  • Identifying neuron-types and molecules underlying normal metabolic homeostasis;
  • Identifying neuron-types and molecules protecting against diet-induced metabolic imbalance;
  • Identifying neuron-types and molecules permitting life without insulin;
  • Exploiting effect of dietary interventions to unveil cancer vulnerabilities.

The Coppari's laboratory possesses the following  expertise:

  • Generation of genetically-engineered mice bearing neuron-type-restricted mutations;
  • Metabolic assessments, including glucose/insulin clamp in unrestrained and awake rodents;
  • Dietary interventions affecting cancer biology in rodents.


Roberto Coppari Ph.D.

Professor and Coordinator

Diabetes Center - Faculty of Medicine - University of Geneva 

Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism

Room Number: D05.1556.a

Rue Michel Servet, 1

1211 Geneva 



Tel. +41 22 379 5539 


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