Updated on August 4, 2019

Education

PhD Student, Cognition and Neuroscience (2015 - Present)
School of Behavioral & Brain Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas

MS, Applied Cognition and Neuroscience (2019)
School of Behavioral & Brain Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas

BS, Psychology (2015)
Minor Biology
Magna Cum Laude, Honors with Distinction
University of Dayton


Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant (2015 - Present)
Kennedy Neuroimaging of Aging and Cognition Lab
Center for Vital Longevity
The University of Texas at Dallas

Undergraduate Research Intern/Contractor (2013 - 2015)
Air Force Applied Neuroscience Research Lab
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Undergraduate Research Assistant (2012-2015)
Memory, Aesthetics, Attention and Perception Research Lab
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Dayton


Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant (2015-present)
University of Texas at Dallas

  • First Year Seminar (Fall 2015)
    • Dr. Theodore Price
    • Dr. Christa McIntyre
  • Social and Personality Development (Spring 2016 & Spring 2017)
    • Dr. Dawn Brinkley
  • Experimental Projects in Psychology (Fall 2016)
    • Dr. Linda Drew
  • Functional Neuroanatomy (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019)
    • Dr. Kristen Kennedy
  • Introduction to Neuroscience (Fall 2018)
    • Dr. Rukhsana Sultana
  • Introduction to Psychology (Summer 2019)
    • Dr. Salena Brody


Certifications

  • Graduate Teaching Certificate
    • Awarded by The University of Texas at Dallas (2018)


Skills

  • I am a passionate team leader with great time management and communication skills, and I work very well with others
  • I write well and have extensive teaching and research experience
  • I am proficient in R and SPSS for data analysis and data visualization


Publications

  • Miranda, G. G., Rodrigue, K. M., & Kennedy, K. M. (2019). Fronto-parietal cortical thickness mediates the effect of COMT Val158Met polymorphism on age associated executive function. Neurobiology of Aging, 73, 104-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2018.08.027

  • Pongpipat, E. E., Miranda, G. G., & Kmiecik, M. J. (2019). A Practical Extension of Introductory Statistics in Psychology using R. https://rpsystats.com/


Poster Presentations

  • Miranda, G. G., Rodrigue, K. M., & Kennedy, K. M. (2018). Cortical thickness mediates the relationship between the DRD2 C957T polymorphism and executive function across the adult lifespan. Poster presented at the 2018 Society for Neuroscience Meeting at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.

  • Miranda, G. G., Rodrigue, K. M., & Kennedy, K. M. (2017). Frontal-parietal cortical thickness mediates the relationship between COMT Val158Met polymorphism and executive function. Poster presented at UT Dallas 2017 Cognition and Neuroscience Annual Retreat at the Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX.

  • Miranda, G. G., Rodrigue, K. M., & Kennedy, K. M. (2017). Common Genetic Dopamine Polymorphisms Show Differential Effects on Aging of Frontal, Parietal, and Cingulate Thickness. Poster presented at the 2017 Dallas Aging & Cognition Conference at the Dallas Marriot City Center, Dallas, TX.

  • Miranda, G. G., Rodrigue, K. M., & Kennedy, K. M. (2016). COMT Val158Met polymorphism is associated with thinner cortex in Val carriers in regions of the dopaminergic system. Poster presented at the 2016 Society for Neuroscience Meeting at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.

  • Miranda, G. G. & Davis, S. T. (2015). Does that “Ring a Bell?” The Effects of Music Induced Emotions on Recall of a Story. Poster presented at the 26th Annual Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium at the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

  • Davis, S. T., Marshall, A. A., Schneider, M., Nelson, M., Fitzharris, A., Miranda, G. G., Ruffolo, E., & Marron, J. (2015). Is Beauty Truly in the Eye of the Beholder? Measures of ocular gaze give insight into preferences for facial beauty. Presented at the Undergraduate Research Conference at Butler University, Indianapolis, IN and at the 26th Annual Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium at the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

  • Davis, S. T., Miranda, G. G., Wolfe, M. E., & Major, R. M. (April, 2014). Does Time “Fly or Drag?” Maybe it Depends on how Long You Think it Takes. Poster presented at the 25th Annual Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium at the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

  • Davis, S.T., Kunz, B. R., Miranda, G. G., Pytel, L. M., Fitzharris, A. J., & Sander, M. E. (April, 2014). Athletic Superiority for Spatial Intelligence and Memory for Location? Poster presented at the 25th Annual Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium at the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

  • Satterfield, K. M., Strang, A. J., Miranda, G. G., Clark, C. D., & Funke, G. J. (August, 2013). Team Task Load Shifts Detected Using Nonlinear EEG Coupling Analysis. Poster Presented at the 2013 RH Intern Program Research Summit at WPAFB. Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

  • Davis, S.T., Barnas, A., Sutphin, C., Lang, G., Miranda, G. G., & Essien, N., (April, 2013). Detecting Critical Signals in Sustained Visual Attention Tasks Using Simulated Radar Screens. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium at the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

  • Davis, S. T., Kunz, B. R., Barnas, A., Janosko, L.A., Miranda, G. G., Ellinghausen, L., & Gammarino, E. G., (April, 2013). Spatial Intelligence and Memory for Location in Athletes and Non-Athletes. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium at the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

  • Davis, S.T., Barnas, A., Sutphin, C., Lang, G., Miranda, G. G., & Essien, N., (April, 2013). Effects of Sustained Attention on Auditory Displays, Mental Workload, and Stress. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium at the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

  • Davis, S.T., Kunz, B. J., Barnas, A., Adamcik, A. M., Devlin, C. E., Janosko, L. A., Gammarino, E.G., & Miranda, G. G. (April, 2012). Measuring spatial intelligence and memory for location in athletes. Poster Presented at the 23rd Annual Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium at the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.


Relevant Coursework

Cognition and Neuroscience (The University of Texas at Dallas)

  • Cognitive Science, Functional Neuroanatomy, Neural Correlates of Human Cognition: Lesion-Deficit Models, Genes Brain and Behavior, Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Memory, Forensic Neuroscience, Research Methods I, Research Methods II, Advanced Research Methods, Advanced Research Methods: Data Analysis Using R

Psychology (The University of Dayton)

  • Introductory Psychology, Statistics, Experiential Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Child Psychology, Health Psychology, Psychology of Perception, Cognitive Psychology, Personality Psychology, Current Implications of Drug Dependency, Physiological Psychology, Independent Study of Psychology, Psychology of Adult Development and Aging

Mathematics and Other Sciences (The University of Dayton)

  • Calculus I & II, Biology Concepts I & II w/ Labs, Marine Biology w/ Lab, Ecology, Genetics, Sustainability, Entomology, SAS Programming

Supplemental Education (DataCamp Courses):

  • Introduction to the Tidyverse (R), Reporting with R Markdown (R)


Recognition

  • Charles E. Kimble Award of Excellence for Outstanding Research in Psychology (2015)
  • Honors with Distinction Diploma (2015)
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude (2015)
  • Selected as ASI Psychology Mentor for Incoming Freshmen Psychology Majors (2015)
  • International Honors Society in Psychology (2013)
  • U.S. Patent 8,560,482 B2 for an Avatar-Based Technical Networking System (2013) https://patents.justia.com/patent/8560482