Curriculum Vitae

Miao YU

Contact Information

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Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

One Gustave L.Levy Place, Box 1057

New York, NY 10029, USA.

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Research Interest

POPs, Environmental Processes, Non-targeted Analysis, CSIA, Data Science

Education Background

  • 2010.08 ~ 2016.06, PhD in Environmental Sciences, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences(RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • 2006.08 ~ 2010.06, Bachelor of Science, School of Environmental Science and Technology, Shandong University

Professional Experience

  • 2018.09 ~ present, Postdoctoral Fellow in Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
  • 2016.08 ~ 2018.08, Postdoctoral Fellow in University of Waterloo, Canada.

Honors & Awards

  • First-class scholarship, RCEES, CAS, 2015

  • Merit Student, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2014

  • First-class scholarship, RCEES, CAS, 2014

  • First-class scholarship, RCEES, CAS, 2013

  • Second-class scholarship, RCEES, CAS, 2012

  • Second-class scholarship, RCEES, CAS, 2011

  • The first prize in the group competition in science and technology innovation fund project, Shandong University, 2008

  • Advanced staff in scientific and technical research, Shandong University, 2007

  • Second-class scholarship, Shandong University, 2007

  • Outstanding Minister of Students Union in School of Environmental Science and Technology, Shandong University, 2007-2008

  • Outstanding Member of Students Union in School of Environmental Science and Technology, Shandong University, 2006-2007



  • Yu, M., Hou, X., Liu, Q., Wang, Y., Liu, J., Jiang, G., 2017. Evaluation and reduction of the analytical uncertainties in GC-MS analysis using a boundary regression model. Talanta 164, 141–147. doi:10.1016/j.talanta.2016.11.046

  • Yu, M., Liu, J., Wang, T., Sun, J., Liu, R., Jiang, G., 2013. Metabolites of 2,4,4′-Tribrominated Diphenyl Ether (BDE-28) in Pumpkin after In Vivo and In Vitro Exposure. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47, 13494–13501. doi:10.1021/es404144p

  • Yu, M., Liu, J., Wang, T., Zhang, A., Wang, Y., Zhou, Q., Jiang, G., 2016. Structure prediction of methyoxy-polybrominated diphenyl ethers (MeO-PBDEs) through GC–MS analysis of their corresponding PBDEs. Talanta 152, 9–14. doi:10.1016/j.talanta.2016.01.047

  • Roszkowska, A., Yu, M., Bessonneau, V., Bragg, L., Servos, M., Pawliszyn, J., 2018b. Metabolome Profiling of Fish Muscle Tissue Exposed to Benzo[a]pyrene Using in Vivo Solid-Phase Microextraction. Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett. 5, 431–435. (2018 ES&T Letter Best Paper, co-first)

  • Yu, M., Olkowicz, M., Pawliszyn, J., 2019. Structure/reaction directed analysis for LC-MS based untargeted analysis. Analytica Chimica Acta 1050, 16–24.

  • Hou, X., Yu, M., Liu, A., Wang, X., Li, Y., Liu, J., Schnoor, J.L., Jiang, G., 2019. Glycosylation of Tetrabromobisphenol A in Pumpkin. Environ. Sci. Technol.

  • Roszkowska, A., Yu, M., Bessonneau, V., Ings, J., McMaster, M., Smith, R., Bragg, L., Servos, M., Pawliszyn, J., 2019. In vivo solid-phase microextraction sampling combined with metabolomics and toxicological studies for the non-lethal monitoring of the exposome in fish tissue. Environmental Pollution 249, 109–115.

  • Roszkowska, A., Yu, M., Bessonneau, V., Bragg, L., Servos, M., Pawliszyn, J., 2018. Tissue storage affects lipidome profiling in comparison to in vivo microsampling approach. Sci. Rep. 8, 6980.

  • Hou, X., Yu, M., Liu, A., Li, Y., Ruan, T., Liu, J., Schnoor, J.L., Jiang, G., 2018. Biotransformation of tetrabromobisphenol A dimethyl ether back to tetrabromobisphenol A in whole pumpkin plants. Environmental Pollution 241, 331–338.

  • Tian, Z., Vila, J., Yu, M., Bodnar, W., Aitken, M.D., 2018. Tracing the Biotransformation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Contaminated Soil Using Stable Isotope-Assisted Metabolomics. Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett.

  • Liu, Y., Liu, J., Yu, M., Zhou, Q., Jiang, G., 2018. Hydroxylated and methoxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers in a marine food web of Chinese Bohai Sea and their human dietary exposure. Environmental Pollution 233, 604–611. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2017.10.105

  • Lu, D., Liu, Q., Yu, M., Yang, X., Fu, Q., Zhang, X., Mu, Y., Jiang, G., 2017. Natural Silicon Isotopic Signatures Reveal the Sources of Airborne Fine Particulate Matter. Environ. Sci. Technol.

  • Hou, X., Zhang, H., Li, Y., Yu, M., Liu, J., Jiang, G., 2017. Bioaccumulation of hexachlorobutadiene in pumpkin seedlings after waterborne exposure. Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts 19, 1327–1335. doi:10.1039/C7EM00304H

  • Augusto Gomez-Rios, G., Vasiljevic, T., Gionfriddo, E., Yu, M., Pawliszyn, J., 2017. Towards on-site analysis of complex matrices by solid-phase microextraction-transmission mode coupled to a portable mass spectrometer via direct analysis in real time. Analyst. doi:10.1039/C7AN00718C

  • Chi, X., Liu, J., Yu, M., Xie, Z., Jiang, G., 2017. Analysis of bromophenols in various aqueous samples using solid phase extraction followed by HPLC-MS/MS. Talanta 164, 57–63. doi:10.1016/j.talanta.2016.11.010

  • Li, Y., Hou, X., Yu, M., Zhou, Q., Liu, J., Schnoor, J.L., Jiang, G., 2017. Dechlorination and chlorine rearrangement of 1,2,5,5,6,9,10-heptachlorodecane mediated by the whole pumpkin seedlings. Environmental Pollution 224, 524–531. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2017.02.035

  • Liu, A., Qu, G., Yu, M., Liu, Y., Shi, J., Jiang, G., 2016. Tetrabromobisphenol-A/S and Nine Novel Analogs in Biological Samples from the Chinese Bohai Sea: Implications for Trophic Transfer. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50, 4203–4211. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b06378

  • Liu, A., Tian, Y., Yin, N., Yu, M., Qu, G., Shi, J., Du, Y., Jiang, G., 2015. Characterization of Three Tetrabromobisphenol-S Derivatives in Mollusks from Chinese Bohai Sea: A Strategy for Novel Brominated Contaminants Identification. Scientific Reports 5, srep11741. doi:10.1038/srep11741

  • Liu, Q., Cheng, M., Long, Y., Yu, M., Wang, T., Jiang, G., 2014. Graphenized pencil lead fiber: Facile preparation and application in solid-phase microextraction. Journal of Chromatography A 1325, 1–7. doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2013.11.051

  • Liu, R., Ruan, T., Wang, T., Song, S., Yu, M., Gao, Y., Shao, J., Jiang, G., 2013. Trace analysis of mono-, di-, tri-substituted polyfluoroalkyl phosphates and perfluorinated phosphonic acids in sewage sludge by high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Talanta 111, 170–177. doi:10.1016/j.talanta.2013.02.063

  • Liu, Y., Ruan, T., Lin, Y., Liu, A., Yu, M., Liu, R., Meng, M., Wang, Y., Liu, J., Jiang, G., 2017. Chlorinated Polyfluoroalkyl Ether Sulfonic Acids in Marine Organisms from Bohai Sea, China: Occurrence, Temporal Variations, and Trophic Transfer Behavior. Environ. Sci. Technol. 51, 4407–4414. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b06593

  • Poole, J.J., Grandy, J.J., Yu, M., Boyaci, E., Gómez-Ríos, G.A., Reyes-Garcés, N., Bojko, B., Heide, H.V., Pawliszyn, J., 2017. Deposition of a Sorbent into a Recession on a Solid Support To Provide a New, Mechanically Robust Solid-Phase Microextraction Device. Anal. Chem. doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.7b01382 (Cover paper)

  • Qu, G., Liu, A., Wang, T., Zhang, C., Fu, J., Yu, M., Sun, J., Zhu, N., Li, Z., Wei, G., Du, Y., Shi, J., Liu, S., Jiang, G., 2013. Identification of Tetrabromobisphenol A Allyl Ether and Tetrabromobisphenol A 2,3-Dibromopropyl Ether in the Ambient Environment near a Manufacturing Site and in Mollusks at a Coastal Region. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47, 4760–4767. doi:10.1021/es3049916

  • Sun, J., Liu, J., Liu, Q., Ruan, T., Yu, M., Wang, Y., Wang, T., Jiang, G., 2013a. Hydroxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (OH-PBDEs) in biosolids from municipal wastewater treatment plants in China. Chemosphere 90, 2388–2395. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.10.034

  • Sun, J., Liu, J., Liu, Y., Yu, M., Jiang, G., 2014. Reciprocal Transformation between Hydroxylated and Methoxylated Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Young Whole Pumpkin Plants. Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett. 1, 236–241. doi:10.1021/ez500068q (Cover paper)

  • Sun, J., Liu, J., Yu, M., Wang, C., Sun, Y., Zhang, A., Wang, T., Lei, Z., Jiang, G., 2013b. In Vivo Metabolism of 2,2′,4,4′-Tetrabromodiphenyl Ether (BDE-47) in Young Whole Pumpkin Plant. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47, 3701–3707. doi:10.1021/es4003263

  • Tian, Y., Yu, M., Chen, J., Liu, C., Shi, J., Chen, H., Jiang, G., 2015. Real Time Online Correction of Mass Shifts and Intensity Fluctuations in Extractive Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry. Anal. Chem. 87, 11962–11966. doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.5b04372

  • Zhang, H., Wang, Y., Sun, C., Yu, M., Gao, Y., Wang, T., Liu, J., Jiang, G., 2014. Levels and Distributions of Hexachlorobutadiene and Three Chlorobenzenes in Biosolids from Wastewater Treatment Plants and in Soils within and Surrounding a Chemical Plant in China. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48, 1525–1531. doi:10.1021/es405171t

  • Zhao, X., Yu, M., Xu, D., Liu, A., Hou, X., Hao, F., Long, Y., Zhou, Q., Jiang, G., 2017. Distribution, Bioaccumulation, Trophic Transfer, and Influences of CeO2 Nanoparticles in a Constructed Aquatic Food Web. Environ. Sci. Technol. 51, 5205–5214. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b05875

Book chapter

  • Roszkowska, A., Yu, M., Pawliszyn, J., 2020. In Vivo SPME for Bioanalysis in Environmental Monitoring and Toxicology, in: Jiang, G., Li, X. (Eds.), A New Paradigm for Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology: From Concepts to Insights. Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 23–31.

Software Package

Gabriel Multiple Comparison Test and Plot the Confidence Interval on Barplot

LC/GC-MS Data Analysis for Environmental Science

Paired Mass Distance Analysis for GC/LC-MS Based Non-Targeted Analysis

This application is used to predict next words based on your imput words.

This application is used to explore new trend for certain keywords and journal by text mining for the title and abstract via data from PubMed.

This application is used for visulization, DART, and Batch correction & simulation of metabolomics data.

This application is used to quantitative analysis of Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (SCCPs).

This application is used to get molecular isotope ratio and related information.

This application is used to get the distribution of nano-particles when you perform the analysis on ICP-MS.

This application is used to show the database of PBDEs’ RRTs on DB-5ms and prediction values by various machine learning algorithms.

Granted Patents

Metabolomics Data Analysis Workshop


  • Miao Yu, 2018, Online batch correction and interactive data visualization for GC/LC-MS data, Pittcon 2018, Orlando, FL, USA. (slides)

  • Miao Yu, Anna Roszkowska, Janusz Pawliszyn, 2018, Tissue Storage Affects Global Metabolic Profiling in Comparison to in vivo Microsampling Approach, Pittcon 2018, Orlando, FL, USA. (poster)

  • Miao Yu, 2017, Text Mining for Academic Journals: Science Café @ UWaterloo, ON, Canada. (slides)

  • Miao Yu, 2015, Analysis method for unknown Mono-MeO-PBDEs based on GC-qMS, Chinese Chemical Society: The 18th National Conference on Organic Analysis and Bioanalysis, Shanghai, China.(slides)

  • Miao Yu, 2015, Organic Stable Isotope Analysis with GC-qMS for PBDEs in a molecular view, Isotopes 2015, Jerusalem, Israel.(slides)

  • Miao Yu, 2015, Data visualization of GC-MS and its application in environmental analysis, The 8th National Conference on Environmental Chemistry, Guangzhou, China(slides)

  • Miao YU,2014,Model selection and prediction of retention time of PBDEs on DB-5ms column, 10th conference of bio-medicine chromatograph(China), Weihai, China.(slides,shinyBDE)

  • Miao YU, 2014, Digging the thresholds in environmental data, 2nd Environmental pollution and health forum for Graduate students, Beijing, China.(slides)


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Computer Skills

  • I use RMarkdown to layout my papers but sometimes I have to use Google Doc/TeX/Word and I am skilled at all of them;

  • Most of my data analysis is done under RStudio wiht Knitr and I think repeatability studies are important for every scientist and I know how to use Excle, origin, SPSS, Octave… but I just prefer R;

  • Beamer is simple and Powerpoint is beautiful but recently I found html5 could be a bettter option;

  • I use Zotero to manage my literatures;

  • I learned C when I was a freshman then I also learned S, python and Matlab for simple programming in my research but I think shell is more powerful;

  • I could read stuctured codes and guess the usages of some functions by their names. 90% of the time, it works;

  • I am also skilled to get aross the great firewall so never worried about it.

I love open source software!