CPT undergraduate student, Jennifer Tran, was award the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for the year 2018. NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) has announced the offer of 2,000 fellowship awards, following a national competition. The program recruits high-potential, early-career scientists and engineers and supports their graduate research training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Jennifer is among the 2000 honorees chosen from more than 12,000 applicants, across all 50 U.S. states, as well as the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. Jennifer proposed to create a script that would help annotate lysis genes in ssRNA phages (single gene lysis systems) and creating a database of those genes. The database created by Jennifer could easily be synthesized and used to screen for lysis proteins that are effective against different bacterial species. Jennifer has conducted phage research at CPT since 2015, and is planning on going to graduate school in the Fall 2018.