Hank Woolley

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dinosaur Institute

Hank Woolley is a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Dinosaur Institute, conducting paleontological research in support of the institute's programs.

Hank was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, and grew up skiing, building backyard forts, and memorizing dinosaur facts. Hank received a B.A. in Medieval European History and French & Francophone Studies from Bates College, a B.A. in Geology from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of Southern California. Paleontological Fieldwork has taken Hank to Antarctica, Madagascar, and all over the American West, including Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. Hank's research investigates the quality of biological information in the fossil record of animals that preserve in incomplete, disarticulated parts, such as vertebrates, sea urchins, and corals. Hank wants his research to help maximize the scientific information we can gain from the incompletely preserved fossils that make up the majority of the behind-the-scenes collections in museums around the world.

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