Roosendy Samuel Saint-Fort


I am a rising senior at Boston Latin School of the class of 2015. I've taken courses in biology, chemistry and physics, but my favorite of the three is biology. I hope to pursue a career in the medical field concerning the reproduction and development of living organisms. Beside science, my interests are in music, particularly jazz and "classical". I am currently learning the piano and the drums and I am a percussionist in my school's Symphonic Band. I also love all types of visual arts.


For the summer of 2014, I will be researching asthma with Dr. Blanca Himes.

Note from Melissa: Welcome to your Project Success homepage! We've matched you with Dr. Blanca Himes at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She's suggested a readings for you in preparation for the summer; please read it before you get here:

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We analyzed data sets of micro-array experiments about Vitamin D treatment to transcriptomes of human bronchial smooth muscles of a healthy patient from Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO). We processed the results with R functions to determine differently expressed genes.

I will use data sets of micro-array experiments as well as the list of expressed genes in the results from these articles to qualify my hypothesis.
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There is currently no cure for asthma, but researchers and programs allied with and funded by the CDC NACP explore ways of preventing attacks and alleviating the symptoms while determining the underlying causes and analyzing patterns in the affected population.

We've also matched you up with another mentor outside of the lab to help support you through the summer and give you further exposure to science careers. Your mentor is Gloria Faboyede.
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