April is a third year graduate student at the Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences. She wants to understand the biology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) at an atomic resolution. The goal of her research is to push the limits of our current understanding of HIV-1 in the hopes of creating an effective vaccine. Her work bridges the worlds of molecular biology, immunology, structural biology and quantum mechanics. At Sackler, April has been a tutor to incoming students and active in student government (Co-President 2009-2010). April is originally from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and came to NYU by way of McGill in Montreal. Though she misses pacific salmon and cheese on french fries, she is delighted to call NYC home for the next few years. When not in lab, April loves to get out and aboot and explore the city!