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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. Yusoff, YM, Abbott, G, Young, L, Edrada-Ebel, R. Metabolomic Profiling of Malaysian and New Zealand Honey Using Concatenated NMR and HRMS Datasets. Metabolites. 2022;12 (1):. doi: 10.3390/metabo12010085. PubMed PMID:35050207 PubMed Central PMC8781004
  2. Young, L, Oddie, SJ, McGuire, W. Delayed introduction of progressive enteral feeds to prevent necrotising enterocolitis in very low birth weight infants. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2022;1 :CD001970. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD001970.pub6. PubMed PMID:35049036 PubMed Central PMC8771918
  3. Humphris, G, Knights, J, Beaton, L, Araujo, M, Yuan, S, Clarkson, J, Young, L, Freeman, R. Exploring the Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Dental Team: Preparedness, Psychological Impacts and Emotional Reactions. Front Oral Health. 2021;2 :669752. doi: 10.3389/froh.2021.669752. PubMed PMID:35048012 PubMed Central PMC8757713
  4. Bahor, Z, Liao, J, Currie, G, Ayder, C, Macleod, M, McCann, SK, Bannach-Brown, A, Wever, K, Soliman, N, Wang, Q et al.. Development and uptake of an online systematic review platform: the early years of the CAMARADES Systematic Review Facility (SyRF). BMJ Open Sci. 2021;5 (1):e100103. doi: 10.1136/bmjos-2020-100103. PubMed PMID:35047698 PubMed Central PMC8647599
  5. Cousins, M, Patel, K, Araujo, M, Beaton, L, Scott, C, Stirling, D, Young, L, Knights, J. A qualitative analysis of dental professionals’ beliefs and concerns about providing aerosol generating procedures early in the COVID-19 pandemic. BDJ Open. 2022;8 (1):2. doi: 10.1038/s41405-022-00094-9. PubMed PMID:35031596 PubMed Central PMC8758920
  6. Mwimanzi, F, Lapointe, H, Cheung, PK, Sang, Y, Yaseen, F, Umviligihozo, G, Kalikawe, R, Datwani, S, Omondi, FH, Burns, L et al.. Older Adults Mount Less Durable Humoral Responses to a Two-dose COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Regimen, but Strong Initial Responses to a Third Dose. medRxiv. 2022; :. doi: 10.1101/2022.01.06.22268745. PubMed PMID:35018381 PubMed Central PMC8750654
  7. Fan, S, Gao, P, Zhang, X, Adams, DJ, Kutsop, NW, Bierson, CJ, Liu, C, Yang, J, Young, LA, Cheng, AF et al.. A bimodal distribution of haze in Pluto’s atmosphere. Nat Commun. 2022;13 (1):240. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-27811-6. PubMed PMID:35017491 PubMed Central PMC8752795
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