The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named Professor Catherine Costello a 2016 AAAS Fellow for her distinguished contributions to mass spectrometry.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society, an international non-profit with a mission to promote, defend and support science as method to improve humankind.
Founded in 1848, AAAS serves 272 affiliated societies and academies of science throughout the world and publishes the peer-reviewed general science journal Science.
One of the group’s unique contributions to public science in the United States is its fellowship program, by which it selects and places PhDs, medical doctors, and engineers from various technical disciplines and sectors throughout the U.S. Government for one to two years through a highly competitive process.
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 current AAAS Fellow award and the 2010 Field and Franklin Award from the American Chemical Society, one of the highest honors in her field.
Congratulations Dr. Costello!