Greta Guarda studied Molecular Biology at the University of Zurich and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. She carried out her PhD work on T cell trafficking under the supervision of Federica Sallusto and Antonio Lanzavecchia at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Bellinzona. In 2007, she joined the group of Jürg Tschopp at the University of Lausanne as a post-doctoral fellow, and focused her research on NOD-like receptors in the context of inflammasome function. She was appointed Senior lLcturer in 2010 and Assistant Professor funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation in 2012. Her current research focuses on the function of NOD-like receptors that are highly expressed, but poorly characterized, in adaptive immune cells.