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Professor Guy Tear PhD, FRSB
Professor Guy Tear Professor of Molecular Neurobiology

Professor Guy Tear PhD, FRSB

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Professor of Molecular Neurobiology

Research subject areas

  • Neuroscience

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My research aims to understand the genetic mechanisms that control the establishment of the circuitry of the nervous system and the normal and pathological function of proteins that contribute to neurodegenerative disease. We use Drosophila as a model system to both identify and characterise genes required for axon guidance and to identify functions and pathways regulated by genes associated with neurodegenerative disease. I have published more than 35 research papers with over 4,000 citations. I am also Head of the Genetics Education Department with responsibility for the management of the Molecular Genetics BSc, Molecular Genetics MSci, Medical Genetics iBSc and Genomic Medicine MSc programmes.

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Key Collaborators:

  • Dr Richard Tuxworth University of Birmingham
  • Dr Kevin Mitchell, Trinity College, Dublin