Catherine Costello

Boston Universtity Medical School

Catherine E. Costello is a William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor at Boston University, with appointments in the Depts. of Biochemistry, Physiology & Biophysics, and Chemistry. She earned her AB at Emmanuel College, Boston, and PhD at Georgetown University, Washington, DC, and was a postdoctoral fellow and Senior Research Scientist at MIT. She founded the BU School of Medicine Center for Biomedical Mass Spectrometry in 1994. Her research centers on development of MS-based methods for biopolymers and their application to study glycobiology, protein post-translational modifications, protein misfolding disorders, cardiovascular and infectious diseases, and bioactive lipids. She has authored nearly 400 research papers. She was President of the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation from 2014-2018, the American Society for Mass Spectrometry from 2002-2004 and the International Human Proteome Organization in 2011 & 2012. She has received several major national and international awards in the fields of MS, proteomics and chemistry and is a Fellow of the ACS and the AAAS.