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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. Mayr, KA, Young, L, Molina, LA, Tran, MA, Whelan, PJ. An economical solution to record and control wheel-running for group-housed mice. J. Neurosci. Methods. 2019; :108482. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2019.108482. PubMed PMID:31733283
  2. Meyer, J, Smith, W, Geneser, S, Koger, B, Kalet, AM, Young, LA, Cao, N, Price, RG, Norris, C, Horton, T et al.. Characterizing a deformable registration algorithm for surface-guided breast radiotherapy. Med Phys. 2019; :. doi: 10.1002/mp.13921. PubMed PMID:31724177
  3. Coughlin, SS, Mann, P, Vernon, M, Young, L, Ayyala, D, Sams, R, Hatzigeorgiou, C. A logic framework for evaluating social determinants of health interventions in primary care. J Hosp Manag Health Policy. 2019;3 :. doi: 10.21037/jhmhp.2019.09.03. PubMed PMID:31723726 PubMed Central PMC6853626
  4. Tu, MF, Doumy, G, Al Haddad, A, March, AM, Southworth, SH, Assoufid, L, Kumagai, Y, Walko, DA, DiChiara, AD, Liu, Z et al.. Micro-focused MHz pink beam for time-resolved X-ray emission spectroscopy. J Synchrotron Radiat. 2019;26 (Pt 6):1956-1966. doi: 10.1107/S1600577519012268. PubMed PMID:31721741
  5. Shahwar, D, Young, LW, Shim, YY, Reaney, MJT. Extractive silylation method for high throughput GC analysis of flaxseed cyanogenic glycosides. J. Chromatogr. B Analyt. Technol. Biomed. Life Sci. 2019;1132 :121816. doi: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2019.121816. PubMed PMID:31706183
  6. Notomi, S, Ishihara, K, Efstathiou, NE, Lee, JJ, Hisatomi, T, Tachibana, T, Konstantinou, EK, Ueta, T, Murakami, Y, Maidana, DE et al.. Genetic LAMP2 deficiency accelerates the age-associated formation of basal laminar deposits in the retina. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2019; :. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1906643116. PubMed PMID:31699817
  7. Lawrence, RE, Fromm, SA, Fu, Y, Yokom, AL, Kim, DJ, Thelen, AM, Young, LN, Lim, CY, Samelson, AJ, Hurley, JH et al.. Structural mechanism of a Rag GTPase activation checkpoint by the lysosomal folliculin complex. Science. 2019; :. doi: 10.1126/science.aax0364. PubMed PMID:31672913
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