Fernanda Tovar-Moll obtained her MD degree (1999), completed a Medical Residency program in Radiology (2000-2003), and obtained a Master’s Degree (2000-2002) and a PhD Degree (2004-2007) in Morphological Sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil. From 2004 to 2007, she was a grantee of a “Postdoctoral Fellowship" award at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA.

Fernanda is elected Affiliate Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and has mentored several PhD students and post-docs, conducting research projects in neuroplasticity and neuroimaging. In 2015, she was one of the co-founding members of the International Research Consortium for the Corpus Callosum and Cerebral Connectivity (IRC5), and she is currently a member of the Governance Board of Directors and has been working in collaborative groups with other international experts on normal and abnormal brain development connectivity.

She was a professor at UFRJ from 2010 to 2020. At UFRJ, from 2014 to 2018 Dr. Tovar-Moll was also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Structural Biology and Bioimaging (CENABIO).

Currently, she holds a position as the CEO of the D’Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), a private not-for-profit research institute in Brazil, which she co-founded in 2009. IDOR has been responsible for the development and implementation of research, education and innovation activities at Rede D‘Or Hospitals Network, the largest private hospitals network in Brazil (with more than 50 hospitals).