Claudia Guida obtained a Masters degree in Biomolecular Sciences and Technologies in 2009 at the University of Pisa (Italy) and continued her master-thesis research at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, studying the molecular regulation of mitotic checkpoint. She moved to Heidelberg, Germany, in 2010 and completed a PhD in molecular biology at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). In 2014, Guida began working at the Heidelberg University on disorders of iron metabolism in the lab of Prof. Martina Muckenthaler and Prof. Matthias Hentze.
In 2016 I was awarded a Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the laboratories of Dr Reshma Ramracheya and Prof Patrik Rorsman at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology & Metabolism at the University of Oxford.
Guida's research focuses on type 2 diabetes and pancreatic islet physiology. In particular, she investigates the role of gut hormones, namely GLP-1 and PYY, in improving glucose-stimulated insulin and glucagon secretion following weight loss (bariatric) surgery.