Staff Scientists

Darryl Williams

Senior Vice President of Science and Education Darryl N. Williams, Ph.D.

As The Franklin Institute’s Senior Vice President of Science and Education, Dr. Darryl N. Williams oversees all aspects of the science and educational programming at the heart of the Institute’s efforts to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology.

Headshot of the Franklin Institute's Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts.

Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts, Hon.D

For many Philadelphians, Derrick Pitts is The Franklin Institute. Since 1978, Derrick has been teaching us to look up—and to wonder about what we see up there.

Dr. Jayatri Das, Chief Bioscientist at The Franklin Institute

Chief Bioscientist Jayatri Das, Ph.D.

As Chief Bioscientist, Jayatri Das helps us understand ourselves. As an exhibit developer, she explores the complex biological and biochemical processes of living things. As an awesome science communicator, she makes it all sound easy!