Assistant Professor, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University
Pincelli Hull is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University. She received her Ph.D. from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 2010 and joined the faculty at Yale in 2013 after postdoctoral research at Yale University and the University of Konstanz. She received B.S. degrees at Duke in earth and ocean sciences from the Nicholas School and in biology with a concentration in Marine Biology.
Hull’s research focuses on the relationship between open ocean life and the environment during mass extinctions, abrupt climatic events, and changes in background climate state. Her publications span events from the late Cretaceous to the modern day, and typically focuses on the fossil record of plankton, particularly planktonic foraminifera.
She has recently been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship in Ocean Science for her work.
"The Nicholas School and the Duke Marine Lab provided me with the educational foundation and mentorship to pursue my dream of becoming an oceanographer. When I think back to my undergraduate education, it is the time various professors took to discuss my directions-- my classes, outside opportunities, and research-- and to show me the natural world with their experienced eyes, that I return to again and again. It was these incredible gifts of time and mentorship that led me to where I am today."