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Lily Young Ph.D.

Professor and Dean of International Programs Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological SciencesEOHSI – Exposure Science
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. Barsottini, MRO, Copsey, A, Young, L, Baroni, RM, Cordeiro, AT, Pereira, GAG, Moore, AL. Biochemical characterization and inhibition of the alternative oxidase enzyme from the fungal phytopathogen Moniliophthora perniciosa. Commun Biol. 2020;3 (1):263. doi: 10.1038/s42003-020-0981-6. PubMed PMID:32451394
  2. Niemi, L, Hartshorne, J, Gerstenberg, T, Stanley, M, Young, L. Moral Values Reveal the Causality Implicit in Verb Meaning. Cogn Sci. 2020;44 (6):e12838. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12838. PubMed PMID:32445245
  3. Chang, TY, Yu, TY, Liu, CS, Young, LH, Bao, BY. Occupational noise exposure and its association with incident hyperglycaemia: a retrospective cohort study. Sci Rep. 2020;10 (1):8584. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-65646-1. PubMed PMID:32444842
  4. Lloyd, RL, Wijnhoven, PWG, Ramos-Montoya, A, Wilson, Z, Illuzzi, G, Falenta, K, Jones, GN, James, N, Chabbert, CD, Stott, J et al.. Combined PARP and ATR inhibition potentiates genome instability and cell death in ATM-deficient cancer cells. Oncogene. 2020; :. doi: 10.1038/s41388-020-1328-y. PubMed PMID:32444694
  5. Zhang, M, Li, Z, Haggblom, MM, Young, LY, He, Z, Li, F, Xu, R, Sun, X, Sun, W. Characterization of nitrate-dependent As(III)-oxidizing communities in arsenic-contaminated soil and investigation of their metabolic potentials by the combination of DNA-SIP and metagenomics. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2020; :. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c01601. PubMed PMID:32436703
  6. Randhawa, VK, Hoffman, K, Bock, A, Bhat, P, Young, L, Rossi, J, Campbell, J, Bott-Silverman, C, Soltesz, EG, Tong, MZY et al.. Impella RP as a bridge to cardiac transplant for refractory late right ventricular failure in setting of left ventricular assist device. ESC Heart Fail. 2020; :. doi: 10.1002/ehf2.12685. PubMed PMID:32426932
  7. Rose, SC, Berman, ZT, Fischman, AM, Young, LB, Flanagan, S, Katz, MD, Diiulio, M, Kuban, JD, Golzarian, J. Inline Balloon Occlusion-Assisted Delivery of Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer for Peripheral Arterial Applications: A Multicenter Case Series. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2020;31 (6):986-992. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2020.01.005. PubMed PMID:32414569
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