Dr. Jorge Moll Works to Advance Our Knowledge of the Brain and Human Behavior

In 1994 Brazilian Neurologist Dr. Jorge Moll received his medical degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). After earning his degree he spent the next four years completing his neurological residency at UFRJ.

Dr. Moll worked towards his doctorate in Experimental Pathophysiology at São Paulo University. Pathophysiology is the study of changes in physical or mental functions that are disease related. The thesis that qualified him for that degree used MRIs of the brain to isolate the areas of the brain that govern emotions and moral decision making.

Dr. Jorge Moll is the founder of the Rio de Janeiro based D’Or Institute of Research and Education (IDOR). IDOR is the result of Jorge Moll’s long-standing desire to “…cultivate world-class research, education, and healthcare in my home country (https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/d-or-institute-of-research-and-education-idor).”

A not-for-profit medical research facility IDOR is in part devoted to advancements in medical technology. Additionally, the institute educates healthcare professionals offering them training, internships, and medical residencies.

Dr. Moll holds multiple positions at the D’Or Institute of Research and Education. In addition to being a member of the governing board, he is IDOR’s president and director. Dr. Jorge Moll serves as the senior researcher at IDOR.

The Neuroinformatics Workgroup is IDOR’s highly acclaimed imaging and diagnostics lab. Dr. Moll also heads the D’Or Institute of Research and Education’s Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit (CBN).

Over the course of his career, Jorge Moll has received numerous accolades. A research fellowship award from the National Institute of Health (NIH). In 2008 the Brazilian Academy of Sciences granted Dr. Moll an affiliate membership. He has been a member of the International Neuroethics Society’s governors board. Three years ago the Stanford Neuroscience Institute at Stanford University honored him with a Visting Scholar Award.

The professional organizations with which Dr. Jorge Moll is affiliated are the International Neuroethics Society that is devoted to studying the legal and ethical ramifications of advances in neuroscience. He also belongs to the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Organization for Human Brain Mapping that studies the physiology of the brain and how the brain functions, and the Society for Neuroscience.