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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. Stern, SA, Weaver, HA, Spencer, JR, Olkin, CB, Gladstone, GR, Grundy, WM, Moore, JM, Cruikshank, DP, Elliott, HA, McKinnon, WB et al.. Initial results from the New Horizons exploration of 2014 MU69, a small Kuiper Belt object. Science. 2019;364 (6441):. doi: 10.1126/science.aaw9771. PubMed PMID:31097641
  2. Zhang, Q, Young, L, Li, F. Network Meta-Analysis of Various Nonpharmacological Interventions on Pain Relief in Older Adults With Osteoarthritis. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2019;98 (6):469-478. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001130. PubMed PMID:31094857
  3. He, Z, Young, L, Ma, XM, Guo, Q, Wang, L, Yang, Y, Luo, L, Yuan, W, Li, L, Zhang, J et al.. Increased anxiety and decreased sociability induced by paternal deprivation involve the PVN-PrL OTergic pathway. Elife. 2019;8 :. doi: 10.7554/eLife.44026. PubMed PMID:31084703 PubMed Central PMC6516825
  4. Marrs, T, Logan, K, Craven, J, Radulovic, S, Irwin McLean, WHA, Lack, G, Flohr, C, Perkin, MR, EAT Study Team. Dog ownership at three months of age is associated with protection against food allergy. Allergy. 2019; :. doi: 10.1111/all.13868. PubMed PMID:31077604
  5. Vera, N, Young, L, Sweet, L. Assessing the Alignment of Pharmacotherapeutics Course Outcomes With Topic Outcomes. Am J Pharm Educ. 2019;83 (3):6545. doi: 10.5688/ajpe6545. PubMed PMID:31065152 PubMed Central PMC6498205
  6. Sun, J, Young, LW, House, MA, Daba, K, Booker, HM. Photoperiod sensitivity of Canadian flax cultivars and 5-azacytidine treated early flowering derivative lines. BMC Plant Biol. 2019;19 (1):177. doi: 10.1186/s12870-019-1763-5. PubMed PMID:31046671 PubMed Central PMC6498464
  7. Hisaw, L, Twu, O, Rodriguez, L, Holland, V, Young, L. Bothersome blisters: localized epidermolysis bullosa simplex. Cutis. 2019;103 (3):E24-E26. . PubMed PMID:31039243
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