Megan Bracken

Megan Bracken

Senior Research Specialist



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I study cellular proteins ZASC and ZBTB2 and their role in HIV transcription.


B.S. Biology, 2008, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

M.S. Clinical Microbiology, 2011, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse


  • Bruce JW, Bracken M, Evans E, Sherer N, Ahlquist P. ZBTB2 represses HIV-1 transcription and is regulated by HIV-1 Vpr and cellular DNA damage responses.  PLoS Pathog. 2021 Feb 26;17(2):e1009364. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1009364. PMID: 33635925
  • Bruce JW, Reddington R, Mathieu E, Bracken M, Young JA, Ahlquist P. ZASC1 stimulates HIV-1 transcription elongation by recruiting P-TEFb and TAT to the LTR promoter. PLoS Pathog. 2013 Oct;9(10):e1003712. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003712. PMID: 24204263