Jorge Moll: Neuroscientist turned Entrepreneur

Jorge Moll is a bilingual neuroscientist who has recently opened a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley.


Moll attended medical school at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and graduated in 1994. Moll continued his fellowship at the Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro with a residency in neuroscience. After completing his fellowship, he began his Ph.D. in Experimental Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sao Paulo. Thesis: fMRI in moral judgment and sensitivity in 2003. Moll is an asset to both of his alma maters – the research that he has contributed to neuroscience has been a huge boost to the medical schools at both the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the University of San Paulo (IDOR).


As an avid researcher, Moll has been able to make significant contributions to the field of neuroscience through his various research pursuits. HE did not stop research after he completed his studies and continued as a Research Fellow for 2 years at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Jorge Moll then did a short stint at Sanford University in 2015 and 2016 as a visiting researcher. Moll then formed the Instituto D’Or de Pesquisa e Ensino in 2007 and has since continued research and developing new and exciting solutions in the ever-changing field of neuroscience.


As a bilingual scientist, Moll is able to complete his research and studies in both English speaking and Spanish speaking countries. Moll is also a Research Fellow NIH award, and an elected affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, and was elected as a governors board member of the International Neuroethics Society (


As Moll has broken into the venture capital world, he will become more and more relevant in the press. With accolades of success in the research world, we will expect to be learning more and more about him as he brings the same success into his new venture.

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