We congratulate Cody Martin on his recognition in the 2020 Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation competition. Cody Martin is the 2018 Beckman Scholar and has been working at the CPT with Drs. Ry Young, Jesse Cahill and Jolene Ramsey since 2018. He works on characterizing the prototype of a new class of lysis proteins called “disruptins” from the phage PhiKT. He is currently investigating the regulation of the unusual phage N4 lysis phenotype.
Goldwater Scholarships are awarded to exceptional sophomore or junior undergraduates who intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.
After graduating in spring 2021, Cody plans to pursue a PhD in microbiology or a related field like molecular biology. His ultimate goal is to establish his own independent research lab dedicated to studying fundamental bacterial molecular biology.