Dr. deirdre Costello
Dr. Costello received her Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland in 2008. She then joined Professor Susan Daniel’s lab in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University and received her doctorate in 2013. In the Daniel Lab, Dr. Costello developed novel single molecule microscopy techniques to quantify binding and membrane fusion kinetics of influenza and coronaviruses to biomimetic membranes. She completed her postdoctoral research in Professor Priscilla Yang’s lab in the Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School. While in Professor Yang’s lab, Dr. Costello studied perturbations to cellular lipid metabolism during HCV infection and small molecule degraders of HCV non-structural proteins. In 2016, she joined the Structural Biology group at Eli Lilly in San Diego. At Lilly Dr. Costello is a Senior Research Scientist and enables new biophysical technologies to accelerate the discovery of small molecules drugs across multiple therapeutic areas.