Congratulations to Cathy Costello who was one of six recipients of the 2022 Wing Tat Lee awards, funded to establish cooperative research programs between BUSM and Chinese universities (with a preference for Hong Kong).

Dr. Costello will use advanced analytical methods to collaborate with Huilin Li, PhD, and Yang Mao, PhD, both professors of pharmacy at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou to, (1) investigate how variations in the amino acid sequences or in post-translational modifications of key proteins affect the efficiency of entry into host cells for variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and (2) determine how changes in the structure of a cell surface receptor may alter the course of chronic kidney disease.