My name is Diogo Fortes and I am one of the chairs of the Symposium Committee for the 2017 term. I joined URN the Spring of my first year, with Spring 2017 marking my third semester of involvement with the organization. Being involved in Symposium has highlighted the importance of a strong and collaborative research community.
I am a second-year in the College and a prospective Neuroscience major (fingers crossed). I began my research experience at UVA the summer of my first year by working in the Connelly lab and studying the epigenetic regulation of oxytocin. When not in class, lab, working on Symposium, or dying in general, I also serve as a moderator for Sustained Dialogue.