Lili Tang

Environmental Health Science
Associate Professor

Environmental Health Science

  • PhD, Toxicology, School of Public Health, Fudan University
  • MS, Food Science & Technology, Jiangnan University
  • Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Southeast University
Areas of Expertise

Dr. Tang’s areas of expertise focus on environmental human health, alternative toxicology, neurotoxicology, and risk assessment.

Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • Delta-Omega National Honorary Society in Public Health, 2022
  • SOT Global Senior Scholar Exchange Program Host Award, 2022
  • Cancer Prevention Research Fellowship Award, Awarded by the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation and
  • American Society of Preventive Oncology, USA, 2004
  • National Scientific Achievement Award (Level II, #205), Awarded by Ministry of Education, PRC ,2003
  • Society of Toxicology
  • American Society of Nutrition
  • The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society of Preventive Oncology
Course Instruction
  • EHSC 4490 Environmental Toxicology
  • EHSC 8010 Advanced Environmental Health Science
  • EHSC 8030 EHS Departmental Seminar
  • EHSC 8110 Risk Assessment
Research Interests

Dr. Tang’s lab has research projects focused on using nematode Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) as a model organism for developing the high-throughput platform in combination with multi-omics, microbiome, and artificial intelligence tools.

  • To explore the neurotoxic mechanisms of action relative to adverse neurological outcomes;
  • To better define the roles of Host-Microbe-Xenobiotic interactions in response to environmental contaminants/toxicants, mainly focus on neurotoxicity;
  • To identify potential microbial-based preventive or therapeutic agents of neurodegenerative diseases, especially Parkinson’s disease.
  • To develop new approach methodologies (NAMs) for hazard identification and predicting adverse health effects for chemical mixtures.
Selected Publications