Undergraduate education

Saint Olaf College - BA (2011)

Years in MSTP 



Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2016


Patricia Keely, PhD

Thesis title

A Role for Collagen Density in Breast Cancer Metabolism and Metastatic Potential


Radiation Oncology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine & Public Health, 2020-2024

Current position

Intern, Department of Internal Medicine, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Undergraduate publications

Chiasson-MacKenzie C, Morris ZS, Baca Q, Morris B, Coker JK, Mirchev R, Jensen AE, Carey T, Stott SL, Golan DE, McClatchey AI. NF2/Merlin mediates contact-dependent inhibition of EGFR mobility and internalization via cortical actomyosin. J Cell Biol. 2015 Oct 26;211(2):391-405. PMID: 26483553; PMCID: PMC4621825.

PhD publications

Morris BA, Burkel B, Ponik SM, Fan J, Condeelis JS, Aguire-Ghiso JA, Castracane J, Denu JM, Keely PJ. Collagen Matrix Density Drives the Metabolic Shift in Breast Cancer Cells. EBioMedicine. 2016 Nov;13:146-156. PMID: 27743905; PMC5264313.

Morris ZS, Cannon DM, Morris BA, Bentzen SM, Kozak KR. Impact of a Contralateral Tumor Nodule on Survival in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2015 Nov;10(11):1608-15. PMID: 26317917; PMCID: PMC4636460.

Burkel B, Morris BA, Ponik SM, Riching KM, Eliceiri KW, Keely PJ. Preparation of 3D Collagen Gels and Microchannels for the Study of 3D Interactions In Vivo. J Vis Exp. 2016 May 9;(111). PMID: 27213771; PMCID: PMC4942088.

Morris ZS, Saha S, Magnuson WJ, Morris BA, Borkenhagen JF, Ching A, Hirose G, McMurry V, Francis DM, Harari PM, Chappell R, Tsuji S, Ritter MA. Increased tumor response to neoadjuvant therapy among rectal cancer patients taking angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers. Cancer. 2016 Aug 15;122(16):2487-95. PMID: 27203227; PMCID: PMC4998053.