Lily Young, Ph.D.

Professor and Dean of International Programs Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological SciencesEOHSI – Exposure Science
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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. Morgado Areia, C, Santos, M, Vollam, S, Pimentel, M, Young, L, Roman, C, Ede, J, Piper, P, King, E, Gustafson, O et al.. A Chest Patch for Continuous Vital Sign Monitoring: Clinical Validation Study During Movement and Controlled Hypoxia. J Med Internet Res. 2021;23 (9):e27547. doi: 10.2196/27547. PubMed PMID:34524087
  2. Li, X, Inhester, L, Robatjazi, SJ, Erk, B, Boll, R, Hanasaki, K, Toyota, K, Hao, Y, Bomme, C, Rudek, B et al.. Pulse Energy and Pulse Duration Effects in the Ionization and Fragmentation of Iodomethane by Ultraintense Hard X Rays. Phys Rev Lett. 2021;127 (9):093202. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.093202. PubMed PMID:34506178
  3. Farmer, BC, Williams, HC, Devanney, NA, Piron, MA, Nation, GK, Carter, DJ, Walsh, AE, Khanal, R, Young, LEA, Kluemper, JC et al.. APOΕ4 lowers energy expenditure in females and impairs glucose oxidation by increasing flux through aerobic glycolysis. Mol Neurodegener. 2021;16 (1):62. doi: 10.1186/s13024-021-00483-y. PubMed PMID:34488832 PubMed Central PMC8420022
  4. Rogers Flattery, CN, Coppeto, DJ, Inoue, K, Rilling, JK, Preuss, TM, Young, LJ. Distribution of brain oxytocin and vasopressin V1a receptors in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): comparison with humans and other primate species. Brain Struct Funct. 2021; :. doi: 10.1007/s00429-021-02369-7. PubMed PMID:34482474
  5. Alysandratos, KD, Russo, SJ, Petcherski, A, Taddeo, EP, Acín-Pérez, R, Villacorta-Martin, C, Jean, JC, Mulugeta, S, Rodriguez, LR, Blum, BC et al.. Patient-specific iPSCs carrying an SFTPC mutation reveal the intrinsic alveolar epithelial dysfunction at the inception of interstitial lung disease. Cell Rep. 2021;36 (9):109636. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109636. PubMed PMID:34469722 PubMed Central PMC8432578
  6. Martin, JW, Leddy, K, Young, L, McAuliffe, K. An earlier role for intent in children’s partner choice versus punishment. J Exp Psychol Gen. 2021; :. doi: 10.1037/xge0001093. PubMed PMID:34460280
  7. Rubbiani, R, Weil, T, Tocci, N, Mastrobuoni, L, Jeger, S, Moretto, M, Ng, J, Lin, Y, Hess, J, Ferrari, S et al.. In vivo active organometallic-containing antimycotic agents. RSC Chem Biol. 2021;2 (4):1263-1273. doi: 10.1039/d1cb00123j. PubMed PMID:34458840 PubMed Central PMC8341145
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