Léa Montégut

Léa Montégut is a Ph.D. candidate in Pr. Guido Kroemer’s laboratory “Metabolism, cancer and Immunity”. She studied basic mathematics, physics and chemistry before she specialized in biology during her M. Sc. at École Polytechnique (France). She did her Master’s thesis at Columbia University (New York) in Pr. Gerard Ateshian’s Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory, working on 3D culture of cartilage implants. She then spent two years studying metabolic therapy for optimization of antibody production in Pr. Mario Jolicoeur’s laboratory of applied metabolomics in Polytechnique Montréal. She is now focusing on the role of ACBP, a metabolic factor which increases appetite and shifts lipids metabolism towards fat storage, in cancer development and treatment.

  • Appetite regulation
  • Metabolism modelling
  • Imaging flow cytometry
  • Breast cancer models