Associate Professor Tracy Bryan

Unit Head, Cell Biology Research Unit
Medicine, Children's Medical Research Institute

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Research interests

Dr Bryan discovered a new mechanism for cell immortalization called ALT and has since established her own laboratory to continue studies into the role of telomeres in human tumours.

PhD and Masters' project opportunities

Biochemistry and cell biology of the cancer-associated enzyme telomerase   +

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Telomerase; Ageing; Biochemistry


2014 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009


  • Guo, Y., Kartawinata, M., Li, J., Pickett, H., Teo, J., Kilo, T., Barbaro, P., Keating, B., Chen, Y., Tian, L., Al-Odaib, A., Reddel, R., Christodoulou, J., Xu, X., Hakonarson, H., Bryan, T. (2014), Inherited bone marrow failure associated with germline mutation of ACD, the gene encoding telomere protein TPP1. Blood. 124(18), 2767-2774. [Abstract]
  • Tomlinson, C., Cohen, S., Bryan, T. (2014), Inhibition of Telemerase: Promise, Progress and Potential Pitfalls. In: Cancer Drug Design and Discovery 2nd Ed. (pp.491-528).United Kingdom: Elsevier Inc..


  • Conomos, D., Stutz, M., Hills, M., Neumann, A., Bryan, T., Reddel, R., Pickett, H. (2012), Variant repeats are interspersed throughout the telomeres and recruit nuclear receptors in ALT cells. The Journal of Cell Biology. 199(6), 893-906. [Abstract]
  • Yatsunyk, L., Bryan, T., Johnson, F. (2012), G-ruption: the third international meeting on G-quadruplex and G-assembly. Biochimie. 94(12), 2475-2483. [Abstract]
  • Stern, J., Zyner, K., Pickett, H., Cohen, S., Bryan, T. (2012), Telomerase Recruitment Requires both TCAB1 and Cajal Bodies Independently. Molecular and Cellular Biology. 32(13), 2384-2395. [Abstract]


  • Bryan, T., Baumann, P. (2011), G-Quadruplexes: From Guanine Gels to Chemotherapeutics. Molecular biotechnology. 49(2), 198-208. [Abstract]
  • Jurczyluk, J., Nouwens, A., Holien, J., Adams, T., Lovrecz, G., Parker, M., Cohen, S., Bryan, T. (2011), Direct involvement of the TEN domain at the active site of human telomerase. Nucleic acids research. 39, 1774-88. [Abstract]


  • Bryan, T., Baumann, P. (2010), G-quadruplexes: from guanine gels to chemotherapeutics. Methods in Molecular Biology. 608, 1-16. [Abstract]


  • Bryan, T. (2009), Telomeres and the End Replication Problem. In: Molecular Themes in DNA Replication. (pp.217-268).Colchester, UK: RSC Publishing.