MCB gives a warm send off to Dr. Chloe Poston, former MCB Blog Manager and AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences.
In 2014, MCB had a goal to improve transparency and communication with our scientific community. Dr. Chloe Poston was one of the individuals who worked hard to establish a blog where we could share updated information and MCB-funded research with the public. A year later, the MCB Blog is a great success and that is in part because of Dr. Poston’s great efforts.
Dr. Poston earned her doctoral degree in Chemistry at Brown University where her research interests focused on global proteomic analysis. Prior to her placement as a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in MCB, Dr. Poston was a post-doctoral scientist at Eli Lilly and Company. As a AAAS Fellow, Dr. Poston created/managed the MCB blog, assisted with panels, created summary documents and outlined recommendations to inform the Strategic Planning Committee on Graduate Education at NSF, and served as the Executive Secretary for the Federal Coordination in STEM Education Interagency committee’s Working Group on Broadening Participation of Underrepresented Groups.
Dr. Poston has accepted a position as a Policy and Communications Manager at the Genetics Society of America. Her duties include advocating for basic biological research through the use of model organisms, working with the public policy committee to draft policy responses, and managing the GSA Blog and other social media platforms.
MCB staff wishes Dr. Poston great success in her new role and future career endeavors.