The NSF Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, Program is the most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty at NSF. Recipients are recognized as being individuals with the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. With this award, Dr. Fierst and her team will develop new bioinformatic tools to detect horizontal gene transfer using nematode worms as a model system. As part of the award, Dr. Fierst will train undergraduate students in genomics and bioinformatics through an immersive summer research experience at UA. Read press coverage about Dr. Fierst’s award at UA News and learn more about the research at NSF.