Chloe Poston, PhD

Chloe Poston
Peer Mentor since 2010
Faculty Mentor since 2012


Faculty Mentor
Chloe Poston is a proud graduate of Clark Atlanta University, where she earned a B.S. in Chemistry. Throughout her matriculation at CAU, Chloe served in leadership positions in several organizations including the honors program, the chemistry club, and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Chloe has performed undergraduate research at The Georgia Institute of Technology, The University of Pennsylvania, and Brown University.
Dr. Poston earned both her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Chemistry from Brown University. Her thesis research was focused on mass spectrometry-based proteomic analysis of the mitochondrial-associated endoplasmic reticulum (MAM). Her work highlighted the connections between the role of calcium trafficking from the ER to the mitochondria and neurodegenerative disease. During her studies at Brown, Chloe served as the President of the Nabrit Black Graduate Student Association, the Chair of the Graduate Students of Color Conference, and a member of the university Diversity Advisory Board.
During her Post-Doc at Eli Lilly and Company in the biological mass spectrometry group, Dr. Poston explored her interests in science policy, diversity, and education through her blog, The Poston Collective. Currently, Dr. Poston is a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation where she focuses on projects related to scientific communication and broadening participation in science.  She firmly believes in mentoring and looks forward to assisting burgeoning scientists in their careers.


Mentor's Motivational Message


Contact Information

Affiliation:  AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow
Institution/Address:  AAAS/National Science Foundation
Phone:  980.328.3460
Fax:  N/A
Email:  chloe_poston@alumni.brown.edu
FASEB Society Member:  N/A
Scientific Discipline:  Organic Chemistry
ABRCMS 2014 Mentor:  YES












Breaking the Ice - Chloe's "Q&A"


 What's the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?

 Fried alligator.  It's really good!

 Name a pet you have owned and how you came to name her.

 When I was younger, I had a Cocker Spaniel and my favorite movie was Lady and the Tramp.  My dog looked just like Lady, so that's what I named her.

 How many handbags do you own?

 I can't keep count!

 Pen or Pencil?

 Pen.  It makes you think before you write because you can't erase it.

 Would you rather go the short way slow or the long way fast?

 Short way slow.  That way I can truly experience everything along the way.

 If you were a piece of fruit, what would you be and why?

 I would be a pineapple because sometimes I can seem harsh, but if you know me, you will soon find out that I am one of the sweetest people you will ever meet.

 What is your favorite song to sing in the shower?

 So Fresh and So Clean by Outkast.

 Who is your favorite band group or solo when you were in high school?

 I was and still am a die hard Jill Scott fan. She's amazing!

 If you could live any sitcom what would it be?

 A Different World

 What is your favorite board game?

 Taboo.  You never know what people might say, and it helps improve your communication skills.