Danielle Mor

Assistant Professor

Danielle Mor

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

The Graduate School

Department of 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) 721-3392
  • 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

  • NURO 9210

    Inv of a Problem in Neuro
  • BIOM 8080

    Neuroscience I
  • NURO 8082

    Neuroscience II

Teaching Interests

Neuroscience, Neurodegenerative Disease, Aging, Biology


Selected Recent Publications

  • Gut-to-Brain α-Synuclein Transmission in Parkinson’s Disease: Evidence for Prion-like Mechanisms, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Heparan sulfate proteoglycans mediate prion-like α-synuclein toxicity in Parkinson’s in vivo models, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • GAIT-GM integrative cross-omics analyses reveal cholinergic defects in a C. elegans model of Parkinson's disease., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • 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

Research Interests

Neurodegenerative Disease, Aging, Microbiome

Department Service

  • DNRM Seminar Series Committee Member 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member