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Lily Young, Ph.D.

Professor and Dean of International Programs Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological SciencesEOHSI – Environmental and Population Health Bio-Sciences
Work Foran Hall Room 308 New Brunswick NJ 08901 Work Phone: 848-932-6383
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Biographical Info

Dr. Young is a Professor and Chair in Rutgers Department of Environmental Sciences and Biotechnology Center for Agriculture and the Environment. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the U.S. Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program. She also serves on the EC-US Task Force on Environmental Biotechnology.

Research Areas

Examining the instrinsic ability of anaerobic communities from NY-NJ Harbor sediments todegrade alkanes and PAHs, and environmental factors which affect the activity Determining the novel microbial chemistry of the anaerobic pathways of naphthalene, methylnapthalene and phenanthrene by active consortia, and that of the alkanes by newly isolated pure cultures; Investigating methods to improve or enhance natural rates of biodegradation; Developing biochemical markers for assessing intrinsic biodegradation; Isolating novel anaerobes able to degrade additional petroleum constituents and other aromatic compounds; Characterizing the anaerobic toluene pathway in a denitrifying strain with a molecular genetic approach.

Scholarly Activities

  • 2001 Research Excellence Award, Board of Trustees, Rutgers Univeristy
  • 1999 Research Excellence Award, Cook College, NJ Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers University
  • 1996 Invited presentation to the Presidents’ Circle of the National Academy of Sciences (Advisory group to NAS President Bruce Albert, comprised of 100 buisness leaders) – Colloquium on “Water Resources for the 21st Century”; presentation title, “Environmental Biotechnology”

Recent Publications

  1. STARSurg Collaborative and TASMAN Collaborative. Evaluation of prognostic risk models for postoperative pulmonary complications in adult patients undergoing major abdominal surgery: a systematic review and international external validation cohort study. Lancet Digit Health. 2022;4 (7):e520-e531. doi: 10.1016/S2589-7500(22)00069-3. PubMed PMID:35750401
  2. Szibor, M, Schenkl, C, Barsottini, MRO, Young, L, Moore, AL. Targeting the alternative oxidase (AOX) for human health and food security, a pharmaceutical and agrochemical target or a rescue mechanism?. Biochem J. 2022;479 (12):1337-1359. doi: 10.1042/BCJ20180192. PubMed PMID:35748702
  3. Drury, J, Young, LEA, Scott, TL, Kelson, CO, He, D, Liu, J, Wu, Y, Wang, C, Weiss, HL, Fan, T et al.. Tissue-Specific Downregulation of Fatty Acid Synthase Suppresses Intestinal Adenoma Formation via Coordinated Reprograming of Transcriptome and Metabolism in the Mouse Model of Apc-Driven Colorectal Cancer. Int J Mol Sci. 2022;23 (12):. doi: 10.3390/ijms23126510. PubMed PMID:35742953
  4. Imani, J, Bodine, SPM, Lamattina, AM, Ma, DD, Shrestha, S, Maynard, DM, Bishop, K, Nwokeji, A, Malicdan, MCV, Testa, LC et al.. Dysregulated myosin in Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome lung fibroblasts is associated with increased cell motility. Respir Res. 2022;23 (1):167. doi: 10.1186/s12931-022-02083-w. PubMed PMID:35739508
  5. Suzuki, T, Kropski, JA, Chen, J, Carrier, EJ, Chen, X, Sherrill, TP, Winters, NI, Camarata, JE, Polosukhin, VV, Han, W et al.. Thromboxane-Prostanoid Receptor Signaling Drives Persistent Fibroblast Activation in Pulmonary Fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2022; :. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202106-1503OC. PubMed PMID:35728047
  6. Young, L, D’Aoust, RF, Budhathoki, C, Casida, JM. Proposed Mechanism of Adherence in Caregivers Providing Care to Adults Living with a Left Ventricular Assist Device. Prog Transplant. 2022; :15269248221107045. doi: 10.1177/15269248221107045. PubMed PMID:35726196
  7. Schnarrs, PW, Bond, M, Stone, AL, Salcido, R, Young, L, Dean, J, Grigsby, TJ. Correction to: The Relationship Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Utilization of Different HIV Testing Strategies Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in Texas. AIDS Behav. 2022; :. doi: 10.1007/s10461-022-03733-2. PubMed PMID:35704125
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