Danielle Mor

Assistant Professor

Danielle Mor

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

The Graduate School


I am highly passionate about research and teaching in the field of neurodegeneration. Following my PhD at UPenn and postdoc at Princeton, I am now prepared to conduct independent investigations.

  • (706) -72-1-3392
  • CA 4014


  • Ph.D., Neuroscience University of Pennsylvania, 2016

  • BA, Neuroscience Wesleyan University, 2010

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Research Trainee Award Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2018

  • Louis B. Flexner Award for Outstanding Thesis Work in the Neurosciences University of Pennsylvania, 2017

  • First Prize Poster Award University of Pennsylvania, 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BIOM 8060

    Intro to Research II
  • BIOM 8080

    Neuroscience I
  • BIOM 8040

    Intro to Faculty Research
  • BIOM 8050

    Intro to Research I
  • VBIO 9010

    Seminar in Vascular Bio
  • BIOM 9210

    Investigation of a Prob

Teaching Interests

Neuroscience, Neurodegenerative Disease, Aging, Biology


Selected Recent Publications

  • High-throughput behavioral screen in C. elegans reveals Parkinson's disease drug candidates., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Metformin rescues Parkinson's disease phenotypes caused by hyperactive mitochondria., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Mitochondrial hyperactivity as a potential therapeutic target in Parkinson's disease., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The usual suspects, dopamine and alpha-synuclein, conspire to cause neurodegeneration., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • An integrative tissue-network approach to identify and test human disease genes., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Neurodegenerative Disease, Aging, Microbiome

Department Service

  • DNRM Seminar Series Committee Member 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member