PULLMAN, Wash. — James A. Green, a Washington State University sophomore genetics and biochemistry major, was awarded a National Science Foundation summer internship.

The $6,000 Research Experience for Undergraduate internship was awarded jointly to Green and to plant geneticist, Professor Loverine Taylor, in whose lab Green will work for the summer.

Green, who hopes to find a career in medical research, will spend his internship assisting to develop techniques using a gene gun and gold particles to introduce DNA in plant cells. More specifically he will modify existing protocols to introduce DNA into pollen to study the localization of proteins involved in reproduction.

A student in WSU’s Honors College, Green is listed on the President’s Honor Roll and has received several WSU scholarships including the Distinguished Presidential Scholarship and the Mildred Hall, as well as Elks Club and Elks Foundation scholarships.

Green graduated from Belgrade High School in Belgrade, Montana, in 2001. He is the nephew of Carol and Dennis Goulet of Belgrade and the son of Margaret Gardipee of Hayes, Montana.