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Lijia Yang

Lijia Yang

Manager of Mass-Spectrometry Facilities

Research Associate

MR1233 of Science Division
138th St. at Convent Ave.

New York , NY 10031
Email:
Office Phone: (212) 650-6601

Education:

  1. Post-Doctoral Virginia Tech 2007--2009
  2. Ph.D. The City University of New York Graduate Center 2007
  3. B. S. Fudan University 1997

Biography:

Research Interests
Research interests including separation, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, structural elucidation of small and big molecules in environmental, pharmaceutical, biological, and natural product samples by using advanced tandem mass spectrometry coupled with high performance liquid chromatography; currently managed facilities including a 4000 QTRAP LC-MS/MS system from Applied Biosystems, a Micromass LCT Premier XE TOF LC-MS from Waters, a Thermo Finnigan TRACE DSQ GC-MS system, and a Shimadzu Prominence HPLC.
Professional Experience
  • 04/2009--present Manager of Mass-Spectrometry Facility, The City College of New York of CUNY
  • 07/2007--03/2009 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Virginia Tech
  • 08/2003--06/2007 Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, The City College of New York of CUNY
  • 07/1997--07/2003 Research Scientist & Project Director,  Yunnan Academy of Tobacco Science, China National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC).
Honors & Awards
  • RJRT-Harold McNair Fellow, Virginia Tech, 2007.
  • “Excellent Young Environmental Scientist Award”, The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)-North America, 2006.
  • “Science Fellowship”, “University Fellowship” and “Tuition Fellowship”, The Graduate Center of CUNY, 2003--2007.
  • A delegation member of CCNY to the International Junior Scientist Conference at Vienna, Austria, 2006.
  • A Committee Member of the Editorial Board of the book “Tobacco Specific Nitrosoamines” (Yunnan University Press, 2002, ISBN 7-81068-444-2/Q.24).
  • “The Science and Technology Progress Award”, China National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC) for research project “Reduction of toxic chemicals in tobacco by carbon dioxide expansion”, 2002.
  • “The Science and Technology Progress Award”, CNTC for research project “Quick quantitative analysis of fragrant and volatile compounds in cigarette smoke”, 2000.
Selected Publications
  • Sakilam Satishkumar, Suresh Poudapally, Prasanna K. Vuram, Venkateshwarlu Gurram, Narender Pottabathini, Dellamol Sebastian, Lijia Yang, Padmanava Pradhan, Mahesh K. Lakshman, Pd-Catalyzed versus Uncatalyzed, PhI(OAc)2-Mediated Cyclization Reactions of N6-([1,1′-Biaryl]-2-yl)Adenine Nucleosides, ChemCatChem 2017, 9(21), 4058-4069.
  • Wenlin Huang, Olga Serra, Keyvan Dastmalchi, Liqing Jin, Lijia Yang, and Ruth E. Stark, Comprehensive MS and Solid-state NMR Metabolomic Profiling Reveals Molecular Variations in Native Periderms from Four Solanum tuberosum Potato Cultivars, J. Agric. Food Chem. 2017, 65(10), 2258-2274.

  • Basava, Vikram; Yang, Lijia; Pradhan, Padmanava; Lakshman, Mahesh K., A novel bis(pinacolato)​diboron-​mediated N-​O bond deoxygenative route to C6 benzotriazolyl purine nucleoside derivatives, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (2016), 14(29), 7069-7083.
  • Satishkumar, Sakilam; Vuram, Prasanna K.; Relangi, Siva Subrahmanyam; Gurram, Venkateshwarlu; Zhou, Hong; Kreitman, Robert J.; Montemayor, Michelle M. Martinez; Yang, Lijia; Kaliyaperumal, Muralidharan; Sharma, Somesh; Pottabathini, Narender; Lakshman, Mahesh K., Cladribine analogues via O6-​(benzotriazolyl) derivatives of guanine nucleosides, Molecules (2015), 20(10), 18437-18463.
  • Vijayendar R. Yedulla, Padmanava Pradhan, Lijia Yang, and Mahesh K. Lakshman, Cycloaddition of Arynes and Cyclic Enol Ethers as a Platform for Access to Stereochemically Defined 1,2-Disubstituted Benzocyclobutenes, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 750-764.
  • Rakesh Kumar, Govindra Singh, Louis J. Todaro, Lijia Yang, Barbara Zajc, E- or Z-Selective synthesis of 4-fluorovinyl-1,2,3-triazoles with fluorinated second-generation Julia–Kocienski reagents, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 1536-1549.
  • Mahesh K. Lakshman, Manish K. Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Raghu Ram Chamala, Vijayender R. Yedulla, Domenick Wagner, Evan Leung, Lijia Yang, Asha Matin and Sadia Ahmad. Facile synthesis of 1-alkoxy-1H-benzo- and 7-azabenzotriazoles from peptide coupling agents, mechanistic studies, and synthetic applications. Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2014, 10, 1919–1932.
  • Lijia Yang, Xiqing Li, Pengfei Zhang, Michael Melcer, Youxian Wu, Urs Jans. “Concentrations of DDTs and dieldrin in Long Island Sound sediment”, J. Environ. Monit. 2012, 14 (3), 878 - 885.
  • Lijia Yang, Xiqing Li, Michael Melcer, Urs Jans, John Crusius, Pengfei Zhang. 2007. “Concentrations of Chlordane in Surficial and Core Sediments from Long Island Sound”, Environ. Sci. Technol. 2007, 41(23), 7723-7729.
  • Xiqing Li, Lijia Yang, Michael Melcer, Pengfei Zhang, Urs Jans. “Lack of enantioselective microbial degradation of chlordane in Long Island Sound sediment”. Environ Sci. Technol. 2007, 41(5), 1635-1640.
  • Lijia Yang, Xiqing Li, Youxian Wu, Michael Melcer, Pengfei Zhang, Urs Jans. “Concentration and Chiral Signatures of Chlordane in Surficial Sediments from Long Island Sound”, Junior Scientist Conference 2006 Proceedings, 295-296, ISBN 3-902463-05-8.
  • Lili Luo, Zhangyu Chen, Lijia Yang, Ying Hou, Ruibin Fan, Zhongtao Ding. “A Rapid Determination of Tobacco Alkaloids from the Mainstream and Sidestream of Cigarette Smoke”. Yunnan Chemical Technology 2003, 30(2), 26-27.
  • Ying Hou, Weizu Yang, Zhangyu Chen, Lijia Yang, Yu Wang. “Determination of Tobacco Alkaloids by Solid Phase Microextraction and Gas Chromatographic Mass Spectrometry”. Yunnan Chemical Technology 2003, 30(1), 34-37.
  • Lijia Yang, Haitao Huang, Weizu Yang, Zhangyu Chen, Yun Hou, Zhongtao Ding, Ruibin Fan. “Analysis of Organic Acids in Dry Ice Expanded Tobacco”. Yunnan Chemical Technology 2002, 29(4), 39-41.
  • Qingyan Yao, Tianfei Li, Zhangyu Chen, Lijia Yang, Jican Xu. “Tobacco Specific Nitrosoamine” Yunnan University Press, 2002, ISBN 7-81068-444-2/Q.24.
  • Haitao Huang, Lijia Yang, Zhongtao Ding. “Determination of sugar, glycerol and ethanol in ratafee with high performance liquid chromatography”, Journal of Yunnan University (Natural Sciences Edition), 2002, 24(5), 375-377.
  • Lijia Yang, Zhangyu Chen, Lili Luo. “The Supercritical CO2 Extraction of Poland Burley Essential Oil and the GC-MS Analysis”, Tobacco Science Research 2000, 1(3), 57-58.
  • In preparation:
  • Lijia Yang, Michael F. Borgerding, William M. Coleman III, Betsy R. Bombick, Jeremy B. Mabe, Kathy P. Putnam, and Larry T. Taylor. “Fractionation of cigarette smoke condensate (CSC) with diethyl ether versus methyl t-butyl Ether and biological activity of CSC Fractions”. Mutation Research (submitted).
  • Lijia Yang, Michael F. Borgerding, William M. Coleman III, Betsy R. Bombick, Teresa Johnson, and Larry T. Taylor. “Mutagenicity and chemical identification of basic components in cigarette smoke condensate (CSC)” (in preparation).
Selected Presentations
  • Lijia Yang, Larry T. Taylor. “Enantiomeric Separation of Four Fungicides on Seven ChiralStationary Phases by Super/Sub-Critical Fluid Chromatography” 60th Pittsburgh Conference (Pittcon 2009), Chicago, IL, USA, March 8-13, 2009.
  • Lijia Yang, Larry T. Taylor, Michael F. Borgerding, William M. Coleman III, Betsy R. Bombick, Jeremy B. Mabe, Kathy P. Putnam. “Chemical composition and biological activity of base fractions derived from cigarette smoke condensate (CSC)”. 62nd Tobacco Science Research Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, September 2008. Oral presentation.
  • Lijia Yang, Xiqing Li, John Crusius, Urs Jans, Michael Melcer, Pengfei Zhang. “Persistent chlordane concentration Long Island Sound sediment: Implications from chlordane, 210Pb, and 137Cs depth profiles”, at 234th ACS meeting, Boston, MA, August 19-23, 2007. Oral presentation.
  • Lijia Yang, Xiqing Li, Michael Melcer, Pengfei Zhang, Urs Jans. “Determination of Chlordane and Other Chlorinated Pesticides in Sediment from Long Island Sound”, SETAC 2006 North America 27th Annual Meeting, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
  • Xiqing Li, Lijia Yang, Michael Melcer, Pengfei Zhang, Urs Jans. “Absence of enantioselective biodegradation of chlordane in Long Island Sound sediment”, SETAC 2006 North America 27th Annual Meeting, Montréal, Québec, Canada.
  • Lijia Yang, Urs Jans, Youxian Wu, Pengfei Zhang, Michael E. Melcer. “Concentration and Enantiomeric Fractions of Chlordane in Sediments from Long Island Sound”, at 231st ACS meeting, Atlanta, GA. Oral presentation.
  • Youxian Wu, Lijia Yang, Urs Jans, Pengfei Zhang, Michael E. Melcer. “Natural Attenation of Organochlorine Pesticides in Sediments from Long Island Sound”, at 5th International Conference on Pharmaceuticals and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Water, Costa Mesa, California.
  • Lijia Yang, Zhangyu Chen, Lili Luo. “A Study of the Pyrolysis of Nonvolatile Organic Acids in Tobacco”, at the Joint Meeting of the CORESTA Smoke & Technology Study Groups, Xi’an, 2001. Oral Presentation.