April Apfelbaum

April Apfelbaum

Graduate Student


I completed my bachelor's at Beloit College, WI and received a degree in Cellular, Molecular, and Integrative Biology. I am currently in the Cancer Biology Program at the University of Michigan in the lab of Beth Lawlor. I was on the T32 Training Grant during my second year. Hobbies include crocheting, snowboarding, biking, and petting animals.

Research Interests

My research focuses on understanding how hijacking of normal developmental pathways lead to oncogenesis in Ewing Sarcoma (ES), a bone and soft tissue malignancy that primarily affects children and adolescents. I am interested in the role of the posterior HOX genes, specifically HOXD13, in ES and how they promote tumorigenicity.


Epigenetic, cellular, and molecular techniques