Gina is a Ph.D. student in the Program in History of Science. She studies the history of medicine, the biomedical sciences, and the life sciences in twentieth-century America. She is especially interested in topics at the intersection of these fields.
Before coming to Princeton, Gina graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University in 2016, with a B.A. in Biological Sciences and Science and Technology Studies. Her senior honors thesis considered late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American debates about the origin of pathogenic bacteria, focusing on differing theories of bacterial transmutation proposed by clinicians and bacteriologists.
At Princeton, Gina has worked on the history of steroid hormone research in the post-World War II decades. She is especially interested in changing understandings of the mechanism of action of hormones and the history of hormone receptors. Her current research project traces the history of the concept of hormone-dependent cancers.