Gina Daniel

Gina Daniel is a PhD student at Northwestern University in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a student in the Driskill Graduate Program in the Life Sciences. Her work in Dr. Greg Smith's lab aims to understand how herpes viruses cause disease by studying how they replicate and transport in the host nervous system. In her free time, Gina enjoys culinary explorations, hitting up the Chicago Public Library, and watching improv.

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In the 1790s, smallpox infection was a serious threat to public health. Many died, and those who survived were frequently disfigured with body-covering scars.