Gina is a PhD candidate in the Program in History of Science. She primarily studies the history of modern biology (especially the history of biochemistry and molecular biology), but also maintains interests in the history of medicine and the biomedical sciences. Gina is currently writing her dissertation on the history of bioenergetics and metabolism research in twentieth-century biochemistry. For the 2019-2020 academic year, Gina will hold a Long-Term History of Science Fellowship at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia.
In May 2018, Gina passed the following generals exam fields with distinction: History of Modern Biology (major field, Prof. Angela N. H. Creager); History of Modern Medicine (minor field, Prof. Keith Wailoo); and Twentieth-Century US History (minor field, Prof. Margot Canaday). Before coming to Princeton, Gina graduated summa cum laude with a BA from Cornell University, double-majoring in Biological Sciences (concentration in Animal Physiology) and Science and Technology Studies. She wrote her senior honors thesis on theories of bacterial transmutation in American medicine in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.