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Who is Jorge Moll?

Jorge Moll has medicine on his genes. His father, Jorge Moll Filho is a well-known Brazilian cardiologist and now, Moll is one of the top medical minds in Brasil, and even in the world. He specializes in the always innovative field of neuroscience. He graduated from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro’s medical school in 1994, then completed Neurology residency in the same university in 1997. Dr. Moll completed his Ph.D. in Experimental Pathophysiology from São Paulo University in 2003 with his dissertation “fMRI in moral judgment and sensitivity” (Agenciaoglobo). Moll is Post-doctorate research fellow in National Institutes of Health’s (NINDS) Cognitive Neuroscience Section in Bethesda, USA (2004-2007).

Jorge Moll has always desired to help people who suffer from diseases that upset their quality of life. That’s why he is the president, founder and board member of D’Or Institute of Research and Education. He says the idea came from his “dream and passion to cultivate world-class research, education, and healthcare in my home country”. He also serves as the Director of the Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience Unit (CBNU) and Neuroinformatics Workgroup. He also is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences since 2008, is a member of the Governors Board of the International Neuroethics Society, the Organization for Human Brain Mapping and the Society for Neuroscience. Moll obtained a Visiting Scholar Award from the Neuroscience Institute of Stanford University in 2015. His impressive resume also includes almost 90 publications in scientific journals about various topics such as: moral sentiments, neurofeedback, limbic system, social neuroscience, emotion regulation, embodied cognition and neuropsychiatry.

Jorge Moll believes the best way to be a productive and successful businessman and scientist is to be transparent, open and skillful. It is necessary to be always well-informed in the state-of-the-art of your area of expertise. That’s why Moll’s days are filled with meetings and conversations with students, associates, scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs from many different organizations ranging from government, universities, think-tanks and NGOs to stimulate the free exchange of ideas. Moll also thinks is important to try to keep things simple. Overcomplicating is not a synonym of innovation, as he lives by Da Vinci’s quote “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.