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We are excited to share that one of our former Physics majors (2017) Enrique Toloza, has won the P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans Award. This award is for immigrants and the children of immigrants based on merit with an emphasis on creativity, originality, initiative and sustained accomplishment.

Enrique double majored in Physics and Spanish during his time at UNC Chapel Hill and received the Daniel C. Johnson Award for Outstanding Junior in Physics and the Sterling A. Stoudemire Award for Excellence in Spanish. He worked in multiple labs eventually settling on an interest in theoretical neuroscience.

After his time at UNC-CH he has gone on to enroll in the Harvard-MIT MD/PhD program to train as a Physician Scientist studying within the Health Sciences & Technology (HST) MD curriculum at Harvard and MIT. For his PhD he has rejoined Professor Harnett at MIT to conduct research on the biophysics of dendritic integration and the contribution of the dendrites to cortical computations in the brain.

For more on Toloza’s Fellowship please visit P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans – Meet the Fellows



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