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Sophie Hines

Assistant Scientist

Sophie joined the Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department at WHOI in 2021. She is interested in glacial-interglacial climate change and understanding the role of ocean circulation in major climate transitions using a variety of geochemical proxies in several paleoceanographic archives.

Sophie got her BA in Chemistry from Carleton College in 2011, then completed a PhD in Geochemistry from Caltech in 2018. Before coming to WHOI, she was a Lamont Postdoctoral Fellow at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.


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Current Lab Members


Anastasia Zhuravleva

Marie Curie Postdoc Fellow

Anastasia received her Doctoral degree from Kiel University in 2018 with a focus on the last interglacial climate. She was previously a postdoc at GEOMAR and Dalhousie University working on paleoceanographic reconstructions. In September 2023, Anastasia began a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship at WHOI and GEOMAR. More information on her postdoc project can be found on the Projects page. Her main research interests include understanding past changes in the North Atlantic circulation and their impacts on climate, tropical-extratropical and interhemispheric climate teleconnections, and carbon cycling during the last interglacial.

More information about Anastasia can be found on her WHOI webpage.


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Victoria Silverman

Research Assistant II

Victoria came to WHOI in May of 2023 as a Research Assistant with the Hines and Dunlea Labs. Before starting at WHOI, Victoria received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of San Francisco. Outside of the lab, she can often be found dancing, cooking, crocheting, or spending time outdoors.



Kali & Disco

Kali and Disco are the lab dogs. They keep a watchful eye over all the new science! Kali's favorite hobby is taking naps in the office. Disco often gets into trouble (so he usually hangs at home), but he tries to be good.

Past Lab Members

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Josiah Hill

Summer Student

Josiah did a summer research project at WHOI in 2023 in the Hines and Dunlea Labs. He studied the imprint of hydrothermal activity on the composition of sediments in the Southern Ocean. Before coming to WHOI, Josiah got a B.S. in Biology from Hampton University.


Are you interested in climate science?

Come join our group!

We are always looking for new people who are excited about studying the ocean and untangling the drivers of past climate change.

I am currently recruiting a graduate student to work on a project about the neodymium isotope ocean circulation proxy. You can find more information on the projects page or here.