Professor Guy Tear
Staff Member of the College Council
Professor Guy Tear was elected as a staff member of the College Council in November 2019.
Professor Tear is Head of the Genetics Education Department at King’s College, London where he coordinates teaching of genetics and molecular biology. He has responsibility for the Molecular Genetics BSc/MSci, Medical Genetics iBSc and Genomic Medicine MSc programmes. Prior to this appointment, Guy was Head of the Biochemistry Department for seven years. He also leads research utilising Drosophila as a model system to understand genetic mechanisms that control establishment of neural circuitry and to gain insights into the normal and pathological function of proteins that contribute to neurodegenerative disease. His publications have received over 4000 citations. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Cambridge University before moving to the University of California, Berkeley as a postdoctoral scientist. Prof Tear returned to the United Kingdom in 1996 as a MRC Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College, London before moving to the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King’s College, London in 2000. He was promoted to Professor of Molecular Neurobiology in 2004.