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. Kelly, N, Beaton, L, Knights, J, Stirling, D, West, M, Young, L. The practices and beliefs of dental professionals regarding the management of patients taking anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs. BDJ Open. 2023;9 (1):1. doi: 10.1038/s41405-022-00127-3. PubMed PMID:36697382
  2. Geriatric Medicine Research Collaborative. Increasing frailty is associated with higher prevalence and reduced recognition of delirium in older hospitalised inpatients: results of a multi-centre study. Eur Geriatr Med. 2023; :. doi: 10.1007/s41999-022-00737-y. PubMed PMID:36696045
  3. Young, LC, Goldstein de Salazar, R, Han, SW, Huang, ZYS, Merk, A, Drew, M, Darling, J, Wall, V, Grisshammer, R, Cheng, A et al.. Destabilizing NF1 variants act in a dominant negative manner through neurofibromin dimerization. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2023;120 (5):e2208960120. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2208960120. PubMed PMID:36689660
  4. Young, LE, Tang, JL, Schneider, JA. Demographic and HIV Status Diversities as Mechanisms of Social Integration and Segregation Among Black Sexual and Gender Minorities Enrolled in a Community-Based Social Network Intervention. Soc Networks. 2023;73 :51-61. doi: 10.1016/j.socnet.2022.12.006. PubMed PMID:36684039 PubMed Central PMC9850821
  5. Keelan, S, Ola, M, Charmsaz, S, Cocchiglia, S, Ottaviani, D, Hickey, S, Purcell, S, Bane, F, Hegarty, A, Doherty, B et al.. Dynamic epi-transcriptomic landscape mapping with disease progression in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. Cancer Commun (Lond). 2023; :. doi: 10.1002/cac2.12407. PubMed PMID:36670046
  6. Li, R, Deutsch-Feldman, M, Adams, T, Law, M, Biak, C, Pitcher, E, Drees, M, Hernandez-Romieu, AC, Filardo, TD, Cropper, T et al.. Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to healthcare personnel resulting from contaminated bone graft material, United States, June 2021- August 2022. Clin Infect Dis. 2023; :. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciad029. PubMed PMID:36660866
  7. Kahkoska, AR, Shah, KS, Kosorok, MR, Miller, KM, Rickels, M, Weinstock, RS, Young, LA, Pratley, RE. Estimation of a Machine Learning-Based Decision Rule to Reduce Hypoglycemia Among Older Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: A Post Hoc Analysis of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in the WISDM Study. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2023; :19322968221149040. doi: 10.1177/19322968221149040. PubMed PMID:36629330
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