Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Building with Biology project or want to learn more about how to get involved, find your region on the map and contact your Regional Hub Leader.

Building with Biology Regional Hub Contacts

The Building with Biology community within the United States is organized around seven “Regional Hubs” based on geographic proximity. Regional hubs help to connect informal science educators and scientists with each other, and provide support to institutions in their region.

Mid-Atlantic
PA, NJ, MD, DC, DE, OH, and WV
Jayatri Das
Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA
215-448-1193

Northeast
NY, VT, NH, ME, RI, CT, and MA
Ali Jackson 
Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY
607-272-0600

Southeast
VA, NC, SC, KY, TN, LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, and Puerto Rico
Brad Herring
Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC 
919-220-5429x360

West
AK, WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, CO, UT, and NM
Tim Hecox  
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OR 
503-797-4637

Midwest
ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, WI, IL, MI, and IN
Christina Akers 
Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
651-221-9434

South
TX, AR, and OK
Kevin Velasquez
Children's Museum of Houston
713-535-7239

Southwest
CA, NV, AZ, and HI
Frank Kusiak 
Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, CA
510-642-3224

Outside the United States?

To learn more about opportunities for international institutions and scientists located outside the United States, please contact the project team at buildingwithbiology@mos.org.

More Contacts

Building with Biology Administration / Website
Kayla Berry 
Museum of Science, Boston, MA
617-589-4411

Building with Biology Kit
Ali Jackson
Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY

Community and Regional Hubs
Catherine McCarthy
Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN

Evaluation 
Elizabeth Kunz Kollman
Museum of Science, Boston, MA

Public Engagement with Science (PES)
David Sittenfeld
Museum of Science, Boston, MA

For more general project inquiries, please email buildingwithbiology@mos.org