Jayatri Das, PhD
Jayatri Das is the chief bioscientist at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She led the development of the Institute’s two newest exhibitions — Your Brain, the nation’s largest permanent exhibition about the neuroscience and psychology of the human brain, and SportsZone. She also leads the Institute’s programming initiatives to advance informal science education about materials science, nanotechnology, synthetic biology, and other areas of emerging science and their societal impact. Prior to joining The Franklin Institute, Das was awarded a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellowship from The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, during which she developed and evaluated programs for the Marian Koshland Science Museum in Washington, DC. She was honored with the American Alliance of Museums’ Nancy Hanks Award for Professional Excellence. Das is also a Fellow of the Center for Neuroscience & Society at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her BS in biology and a BS in biochemistry and molecular biology from Pennsylvania State University, PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology from Princeton University, and she completed postdoctoral research in biology at the University of Pennsylvania.