BCST Staff

Teresa Fryberger, Ph.D., Director


Camly Tran, Ph.D., Program Officer


Anna Sberegaeva, Ph.D., Associate Program Officer


Claire Ballweg, Program Coordinator


Shubha Banskota, Financial Associate


Staff Biographies


Dr. Teresa Fryberger

Teresa Fryberger came to the Academies in 2013 to serve as Director of the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. She is an accomplished research program and policy manager in the chemical, environmental, and energy sciences, with experience at NASA, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Department of Energy and the Brookhaven and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. Earlier in her career, Dr. Fryberger was an associate editor at Science and a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute for Science and Technology. Dr. Fryberger earned her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Northwestern University and her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Oklahoma.


Dr. Camly Tran

Camly Tran is an Associate Program Officer with the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. Originally from Pittsburgh, she earned her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University and continued her studies at Brown University. She recently completed her Ph.D. work with a focus on bioinorganic chemistry. During her time at Brown, she has received honors and awards including the Brown Executive Scholars Training Program, ACS Global Research Exchanges Education Training Program, and the Rhode Island NASA grant.


Dr. Anna Sberegaeva

Anna Sberegaeva joined the Academies in 2016 as an Associate Program Officer of the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. Prior to that she was a recipient of the American Society for Engineering Education Fellowship and held a position of a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Naval Research Laboratory. Anna earned her Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry from the University of Maryland College Park and her Masters of Science degree in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Florida. Anna graduated with a B.S. (Chemistry) and a B.A. (Linguistics) degree from the Herzen State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg, Russia.


Ms. Claire Ballweg 

Claire Ballweg is a Program Coordinator for the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology. Claire joined the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in April of 2015 as a Senior Program Assistant on the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, after receiving her Masters of Science in ecological applications from Imperial College London. During her time at Imperial College, she completed a thesis analyzing complex global data sets using Geographic Information Systems to develop a model for identifying appropriate and ideal tropical forest conservation areas. Prior to this she graduated cum laude from James Madison University with a B.S. in both Health Sciences and Biology.