Catherine E. Costello, PhD

William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, Biochemistry

Catherine Costello
(617) 638-6490
670 Albany St Biosquare III

Biography

Catherine Costello came to Boston University in 1994. That year she established the Center for Biomedical Mass Spectrometry, which has become an internationally recognized research center. She holds her primary appointment in the MED Biochemistry Department, with secondary appointments in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics and the Department of Chemistry. Her research, which focuses on determining the structures and functions of biologically important polymers, has revolutionized an important area of biochemistry by providing insights into the structures of molecules responsible for human disease. She is the author or co-author of more than 300 scientific papers, serves on a number of editorial boards of major journals, and has received numerous awards and honors, including the 2010 Field and Franklin Award from the American Chemical Society, one of the highest honors in her field.

Other Positions

  • Research Professor, Physiology & Biophysics, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Director, Mass Spectrometry Research, Mass Spectrometry, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences

Education

  • Emmanuel College, AB
  • Georgetown University, MS
  • Georgetown University, PhD

Publications

  • Published on 3/14/2016

    Pu Y, Ridgeway ME, Glaskin RS, Park MA, Costello CE, Lin C. Separation and Identification of Isomeric Glycans by Selected Accumulation-Trapped Ion Mobility Spectrometry-Electron Activated Dissociation Tandem Mass Spectrometry. Anal Chem. 2016 Apr 5; 88(7):3440-3. PMID: 26959868.

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  • Published on 2/26/2016

    Crowley JT, Strle K, Drouin EE, Pianta A, Arvikar SL, Wang Q, Costello CE, Steere AC. Matrix metalloproteinase-10 is a target of T and B cell responses that correlate with synovial pathology in patients with antibiotic-refractory Lyme arthritis. J Autoimmun. 2016 May; 69:24-37. PMID: 26922382.

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  • Published on 2/12/2016

    Chandler KB, Costello CE. Glycomics and Glycoproteomics of Membrane Proteins and Cell Surface Receptors: Present Trends and Future Opportunities. Electrophoresis. 2016 Feb 12. PMID: 26872045.

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  • Published on 1/28/2016

    Suematsu T, Zhang L, Aphasizheva I, Monti S, Huang L, Wang Q, Costello CE, Aphasizhev R. Antisense Transcripts Delimit Exonucleolytic Activity of the Mitochondrial 3' Processome to Generate Guide RNAs. Mol Cell. 2016 Feb 4; 61(3):364-78. PMID: 26833087.

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  • Published on 1/20/2016

    Aphasizheva I, Maslov DA, Qian Y, Huang L, Wang Q, Costello CE, Aphasizhev R. Ribosome-associated pentatricopeptide repeat proteins function as translational activators in mitochondria of trypanosomes. Mol Microbiol. 2016 Mar; 99(6):1043-58. PMID: 26713541.

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  • Published on 1/4/2016

    Ji Y, Bachschmid MM, Costello CE, Lin C. S- to N-Palmitoyl Transfer During Proteomic Sample Preparation. J Am Soc Mass Spectrom. 2016 Apr; 27(4):677-85. PMID: 26729453.

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  • Published on 12/7/2015

    Yao C, Behring JB, Shao D, Sverdlov AL, Whelan SA, Elezaby A, Yin X, Siwik DA, Seta F, Costello CE, Cohen RA, Matsui R, Colucci WS, McComb ME, Bachschmid MM. Overexpression of Catalase Diminishes Oxidative Cysteine Modifications of Cardiac Proteins. PLoS One. 2015; 10(12):e0144025. PMID: 26642319.

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  • Published on 11/15/2015

    Yu X, Sargaeva NP, Thompson CJ, Costello CE, Lin C. In-Source Decay Characterization of Isoaspartate and ß-Peptides. Int J Mass Spectrom. 2015 Nov 15; 390:101-109. PMID: 26644780.

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  • Published on 11/2/2015

    Yan W, Song H, Song F, Guo Y, Wu CH, Sae Her A, Pu Y, Wang S, Naowarojna N, Weitz A, Hendrich MP, Costello CE, Zhang L, Liu P, Zhang YJ. Endoperoxide formation by an a-ketoglutarate-dependent mononuclear non-haem iron enzyme. Nature. 2015 Nov 26; 527(7579):539-43. PMID: 26524521.

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  • Published on 10/2/2015

    Huang Y, Pu Y, Yu X, Costello CE, Lin C. Mechanistic Study on Electronic Excitation Dissociation of the Cellobiose-Na(+) Complex. J Am Soc Mass Spectrom. 2016 Feb; 27(2):319-28. PMID: 26432580.

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