Founder and Head of the D’Or Institute of Research and Education, Neuroscientist Jorge Moll, has had an extensive history in medicine. Not only has he received his MD in Neuroscience from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, he also received his Ph.D. in Experimental Pathophysiology from São Paulo University. Jorge Moll has always had a passion for helping those whose quality of life suffers, due to their medical conditions. With the pursuit of this passion Jorge Moll, became the president and board member of D’Or Institute of Research and Education and Director of the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit and Neuroinformatics Workgroup.
Jorge Mall, developed the idea for the D’Or Institute of Research and Education from his “dream and passion to cultivate world-class research, education, and healthcare in [his] home country.” Jorge spends much of his time in meetings, and speaking with a wide variety of students, researchers, scientists and others because he believes, “it is fundamental to have a free exchange of ideas and collaboration.”
When it comes to making his ideas a reality, he emphasizes the importance of choosing “the [ideas] that can be converted into a plan of action, and allow for collaboration.” Jorge attributes his productivity as a businessman to being “transparent, open, and skillful, and warns against the habit of repetition, but notes that “it is imperative to always question your model.” Though it may be an unpopular belief, Jorge states that “current publications and career pathways, in both academia and industry, are severely hindering scientific innovation, and that new ideas that confront larger challenges “give us the ability to pursue long-term and high-risk ideas (Boxideas).”
Jorge Mall, although a successful businessman and Neuroscientist, attributes his success to his “passionate belief that we can change our realities and positively impact lives and industries, by simply doing interesting things.” Like all businessmen, he has experienced his share of failures, but his passion for his work and his family and helping others is truly reflected in his ability to succeed while focusing on collaboration, freely expressing ideas and focusing on what drives his passions for his work.