Gina is a PhD candidate in the Program in History of Science. She studies the history of medicine, the biomedical sciences, and the life sciences in the twentieth century. She is especially interested in topics at the intersection of these fields. At Princeton, Gina has worked on the history of steroid hormone research, biochemistry, and molecular biology. In May 2018, Gina passed the following generals exam fields with distinction: History of Modern Biology (Angela N.H. Creager); History of Modern Medicine (Keith Wailoo); and Twentieth-Century US History (Margot Canaday).
Before coming to Princeton, Gina graduated summa cum laude with a BA from Cornell University, double-majoring in Biological Sciences and Science and Technology Studies. Her senior honors thesis considered late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century debates about the origin of pathogenic bacteria, focusing on differing theories of bacterial transmutation proposed by American clinicians and bacteriologists.