Jorge Moll Is A Neuroscientist Who Would Like To Help People Suffer Less

Jorge Moll is a neuroscientist began to pursue medicine early in his life when he attended the Federal University of Rio de Janiero, Brazil where he earned his MD in Neuroscience ( He also completed his residency at the same college and continued his education at São Paulo University where he eventually received his Ph.D. in Experimental Pathophysiology. Currently, Jorge works with D’Or Institute of Research and Education (IDOR) as a Board member and its President, and he is also the Director of the Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience Unit (CBNU) and Neuroinformatics Workgroup.

Jorge Moll has always dreamed of being able to help people suffer less, and he came up with the idea for IDOR out of his long-lived desire to build a company that would serve the healthcare needs of the country he calls home. Moll has commented on the fact that a lot of his days are spent in meetings with entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists, and students who come from many different industries, and he finds that communicating with people that have varying interests is stimulating. While he is able to come up with plenty of ideas, he says it is most difficult to choose only one to focus on, but he usually picks the ones that can be turned into tangible, real-world applications.

Jorge Moll finds artificial intelligence as well as the way that the human brain and machines can work together fascinating. He is also interested in gene therapy and regenerative medicine. When asked what kind of software or tools keep him working at his best, he indicated that Trello and Evernote were his favorites. He also recommends that people give the book “the Exegesis” by Philip Dick a read, and one of his favorite quotes came from Leonardo Da Vinci who said “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” If Jorge Moll could talk to his younger self, he would advise himself to not get too attached to plans or different ideas, and that it is best to either give them a go or let them go. He has learned from experience that one of the best things that a businessman can do is to discover and work the strengths and weaknesses of any business idea before implementing it.


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