Earth Scientist
Earth Scientist


Sabrina Hoyle is an environmental microbiologist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Her work has focused on life in extreme environments from bacteria living in remote thermal hot springs, to nematodes living in Antarctica’s Dry Valleys. Hoyle has explored life in unthinkable environments. At PNNL, her work focuses on environmental cleanup of Hanford’s legacy waste and the biology of life forms that can not only survive in the hazardous soil, but also break down contaminants. 

Hoyle has been involved with Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program at PNNL since 2014, managing summer interns and assisting with the Competitive Awards. She is passionate about teaching science and providing positive learning experiences for the next generation of scientists.

Research Interest

  • Environmental microbiology
  • Molecular microbiology
  • Soil microbiology
  • Soil science


  • MS in environmental science, Brigham Young University, 2013
  • BS in biology science education, Brigham Young University, 2009