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Congratulations to Dr. Lily Young:
Appointed Provost of Rutgers - New Brunswick

Dr. Lily Young    

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lily Young, professor of environmental microbiology and dean of international programs at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), on her appointment as Provost of Rutgers University–New Brunswick, effective October 1, 2014.

As Provost, Dr. Young’s primary responsibility will be to work with Chancellor's office and with New Brunswick deans and directors to strategically recruit, promote, and develop New Brunswick faculty.  

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Upcoming Events

New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission’s Council on Gender Parity in Labor and Education 7th Annual Women in Science and Technology Summit: “Pathways to Change”. Tools for Success in 21st Century STEM Careers
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 8:15am to 2:30pm
Location: The Conference Center at Mercer County College, West Windsor, NJ
Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 8:00am to 8:00pm
Location: Frick Chemistry Laboratory, 100 Stellarator Road, Princeton,, NJ 08540
Partners: Princeton Plasma Physics laboratory

My Story

Areas of Interest: CNS Neurons, Neurologic Diseases, Gila.
My Story: My interest in science came quite late, I was actually a big science avoider in college. I started as a music major at Oberlin College in Ohio and took all kinds of classes in everything but science. This may have had something to do with the fact that my father was a professor of chemistry and I was a bit rebellious.It all changed when it hit upon psychology in my junior year and became interested in brain function. I did a research project with the eminent neuroscientist, Dr. Patricia Goldman-Rakic. We studied the effects of lesions on brain function and memory in a part of the brain called...