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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. Creevey, L, Bleach, R, Madden, SF, Toomey, S, Bane, FT, Varešlija, D, Hill, AD, Young, LS, McIlroy, M. Altered steroid milieu in AI resistant breast cancer facilitates AR mediated gene expression associated with poor response to therapy. Mol. Cancer Ther. 2019; :. doi: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-18-0791. PubMed PMID:31289138
  2. Ogorek, B, Hamieh, L, Lasseter, K, Bagwe, S, Machado, T, Herranz-Ors, C, Thorner, AR, Nag, A, Gulleman, P, Giannikou, K et al.. Generalized mosaicism for TSC2 mutation in isolated Lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Eur. Respir. J. 2019; :. doi: 10.1183/13993003.00938-2019. PubMed PMID:31273045
  3. Dungan, JA, Young, L. Asking 'Why?' Enhances Theory of Mind When Evaluating Harm but not Purity Violations. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2019; :. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsz048. PubMed PMID:31269193
  4. Yanckello, LM, Young, LEA, Hoffman, JD, Mohney, RP, Keaton, MA, Abner, E, Lin, AL. Caloric Restriction Alters Postprandial Responses of Essential Brain Metabolites in Young Adult Mice. Front Nutr. 2019;6 :90. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2019.00090. PubMed PMID:31249833 PubMed Central PMC6582370
  5. Roe, K, Giordano, D, Young, LB, Draves, KE, Holder, U, Suthar, MS, Gale, M Jr, Clark, EA. Dendritic cell-associated MAVS is required to control West Nile virus replication and ensuing humoral immune responses. PLoS ONE. 2019;14 (6):e0218928. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218928. PubMed PMID:31242236 PubMed Central PMC6594639
  6. Rottman, J, Young, L. Specks of Dirt and Tons of Pain: Dosage Distinguishes Impurity From Harm. Psychol Sci. 2019; :956797619855382. doi: 10.1177/0956797619855382. PubMed PMID:31242081
  7. Britz, A, Gawelda, W, Assefa, TA, Jamula, LL, Yarranton, JT, Galler, A, Khakhulin, D, Diez, M, Harder, M, Doumy, G et al.. Using Ultrafast X-ray Spectroscopy To Address Questions in Ligand-Field Theory: The Excited State Spin and Structure of [Fe(dcpp)2]2. Inorg Chem. 2019; :. doi: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b01063. PubMed PMID:31241335
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