The founder and senior researcher at the D’Or Institute of Research and Education (DOR), Dr. Jorge Moll also serves as the current president and a member of its governing Board of Directors. DOR is the culmination of Dr. Moll’s dream, to develop an institution in his native Brazil focused on research, education, and healthcare.
Dr. Jorge Moll is a Brazilian neuroscientist and a prolific researcher and writer. He has written more than 136 articles in collaboration with other scientists. One of his recent articles, “Identifying Musical Pieces From fMRI Data Using Encoding and Decoding Models,” is an article he co-wrote with three other scientists. In another collaborative effort, Dr. Moll co-wrote “Altruistic Decisions Following Penetrating Traumatic Brain Injury.” All of the projects he completes are with teams of scientists and researchers. For a recent project, Dr. Moll was part of a 4-member team of scientists studying the topic of neuroplasticity.
Stressing the importance of collaboration, on any day you will find Dr. Moll meeting with students, collaborating with scientists and researchers on various research projects, or meeting with executives. Dr. Jorge Moll believes collaboration and the sharing of ideas enhances a project, and it helps in supporting his passion for improving the quality of life through research.
Dr. Moll keeps abreast of new technologies, and he follows certain trends including artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, regenerative medicine, gene therapy, and the correlation between the human brain and machines. His interest in the human brain and its function was the impetus for Dr. Moll entering medical school. Dr. Moll earned his M.D. and completed a residency at the Federal University of Rio De Janeiro, and he has a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathophysiology from São Paulo University.
His work has not gone unnoticed, and Dr. Moll has received numerous awards. For example, he received a National Institutes of Health Award, and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences elected him as an affiliate member. He was elected a governing board member of the International Neuroethics Society, and he received the Visiting Scholar Award from the Stanford Neuroscience Institute.
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