Headshot of Patrick Carney

Undergraduate education

University of Wisconsin-Madison - BS (2015)

Years in MSTP


PhD program

Molecular and Environmental Toxicology


Christopher Bradfield, PhD

Research interest

Investigating the role of the aryl hyrdrocarbon receptor and associated signaling pathways in human disease and biomarkers of these disease states

Undergraduate/postbac publications

Díaz-Díaz CJ, Ronnekleiv-Kelly SM, Nukaya M, Geiger PG, Balbo S, Dator R, Megna BW, Carney PR, Bradfield CA, Kennedy GD. The Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor is a Repressor of Inflammation-associated Colorectal Tumorigenesis in Mouse. Ann Surg. 2016 Sep;264(3):429-36. PMID: 27433903; PMCID: PMC5125557.

Megna BW, Carney PR, Nukaya M, Geiger P, Kennedy GD. Indole-3-carbinol induces tumor cell death: function follows form. J Surg Res. 2016 Jul;204(1):47-54. Review. PMID: 27451867; PMCID: PMC4964970.

Ronnekleiv-Kelly SM, Nukaya M, Díaz-Díaz CJ, Megna BW, Carney PR, Geiger PG, Kennedy GD. Aryl hydrocarbon receptor-dependent apoptotic cell death induced by the flavonoid chrysin in human colorectal cancer cells. Cancer Lett. 2016 Jan 1;370(1):91-9. PMID: 26515162; PMCID: PMC4698318.

Megna BW, Carney PR, Kennedy GD. Intestinal inflammation and the diet: Is food friend or foe? World J Gastrointest Surg. 2016 Feb 27;8(2):115-23. Review. PMID: 26981185; PMCID: PMC4770165.

Megna BW, Carney PR, Depke MG, Nukaya M, McNally J, Larson L, Rosengren RJ, Kennedy GD. The Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor as an Antitumor Target of Synthetic Curcuminoids in Colorectal Cancer. J Surg Res. 2017 Jun 1;213:16-24. PMID: 28601309; PMCID: PMC5467456.

PhD publications

Nikodemova M, Yee J, Carney PR, Bradfield CA, Malecki KM. Transcriptional differences between smokers and non-smokers and variance by obesity as a risk factor for human sensitivity to environmental exposures. Environ Int. 2018 Apr;113:249-258. PMID: 29459183; PMCID: PMC5866236.