Updated on December 14, 2019


Education

Ph.D. Student, Cognition and Neuroscience (2017 - Present)
The University of Texas at Dallas
Advisors: Drs. Karen M. Rodrigue & Kristen M. Kennedy

M.A., Psychology (2016)
San Diego State University
Advisor: Dr. Claire Murphy
Thesis: Altered Functional Connectivity and Eating Disinhibition in Individuals with Metabolic Syndrome

B.A., Psychology (2012)
California State University, Northridge
Advisor: Dr. Jose P. Abara



Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant (2017 - Present)
Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging Laboratory
Center for Vital Longevity
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas

Graduate Research Assistant (2014 - 2016)
Lifespan Human Senses Laboratory
Department of Psychology
San Diego State University

Undergraduate Research Assistant (2011 - 2013)
Neuroscience Laboratory
Department of Psychology
California State University, Northridge



Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant (2017 - 2019)
The University of Texas at Dallas
1. Statistics for Psychology, ACN6312/HCS6312 (Spring 2019)
Worked with Dr. Nancy Juhn

2. Statistics for Psychology, PSY2317 (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018)
Worked with Dr. Nancy Juhn
Graduate Teaching Assistant (2014 - 2016)
San Diego State University
1. Advanced Statistics in Psychology, PSY670A/B (Fall 2015, Spring 2016)
Worked with Dr. Melody Sadler

2. Statistical Methods in Psychology Laboratory, PSY280L (Fall 2014, Spring 2015)
Worked with Dr. Melody Sadler, Dr. Amy Spilkin, Dr. Dale Glaser



Publications

McIntosh, E. C., Jacobson, A., Kemmotsu, N., Pongpipat, E. E., Green, E., Haase, L., & Murphy, C. (2016). Does medial temporal lobe thickness mediate the association between risk factor burden and memory performance in middle-aged or older adults with metabolic syndrome? Neuroscience Letters, 636, 1-9. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2016.10.010



Poster Presentations

Pongpipat, E. E., Boylan, M. A., Foster, C. M., Web, C. E., Kennedy, K. K., & Rodrigue, K. M. (2020, June, to be presented). Which BOLD feature is most important to working memory performance?. Poster session presented at the 2020 Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Montreal, Canada

Pongpipat, E. E., Kennedy, K. M., Boylan, M. A., & Rodrigue, K. M. (2020, April, to be presented). Which is More Important to n-back Performance: Changes in BOLD or Changes in BOLD Synchronization?. Poster session presented at the 2020 Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Murphy, C., Pongpipat, E. E., Jacobson, A. (2019, September). Is Eating Disinhibition Associated with Altered Functional Connectivity of the Primary Gustatory Cortex with Secondary Gustatory Cortex, Reward or Memory Regions in Metabolic Syndrome?. Poster session presented at the 2019 Chemical Senses Conference, Bonita Springs, Florida, United States

Hoagey, D. A., Foster, C. M., Pongpipat, E. E., Rodrigue, K. M., & Kennedy, K. M. (2019, June). White matter hyperintensities evidence altered diffusion properties suggestive of poorer white matter health in aging. Poster session presented at the 2019 Organization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting, Rome, Italy

Kmiecik, M. J., Martin, A. D., Kim, L. M., Perez, R., Martinez, D. M., Pongpipat, E. E., & Krawczyk, D. C. (2019, March). Relational Match-to-Sample in Primates: The Interesting Case of the Human. Poster session presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, California, United States

Pongpipat, E. E., Foster, C. M., Boylan, M. A., Kennedy, K. M. & Rodrigue, K. M. (2019, January). Examination of the relationship among n-back functional connectivity, task performance, and cortical thickness across the adult lifespan. Poster session presented at the 2019 Dallas Aging and Cognition Conference, Dallas, Texas, United States

Leverett, S. D., Boylan, M. A., Pongpipat, E. E., Rodrigue, K. M., Kennedy, K. M (2019, January). Personality, Cognition, and Aging: How and when do personality traits affect executive functioning?. Poster session presented at the 2019 Dallas Aging and Cognition Conference, Dallas, Texas, United States

Pongpipat, E. E., Boylan, M. A., Foster, C. M., Kennedy, K. K. (2018, November). Functional connectivity of the fronto-parietal and default mode network during n-back across the adult lifespan. Poster session presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California, United States

Pongpipat, E. E., Jacobson, A. & Murphy, C. (2016, November). Metabolic Syndrome is Associated with Altered Functional Connectivity of Primary and Secondary Taste Cortices and Eating Disinhibition. Poster session presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California, United States

Vertrees, R. B., Pongpipat, E. E., McIntosh, E. C., & Murphy, C. (2016, November). Cortical correlates of metabolic syndrome risk factors and hunger in middle aged and older adults. Poster session presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California, United States

Pongpipat, E. E., Jacobson, A. & Murphy, C. (2016, April). Metabolic Syndrome is associated with decreased medial temporal lobe cortical thickness and impaired memory ability. Poster session presented at the 96th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Long Beach, California, United States. (Awarded 2016 Western Psychological Association Student Scholarship Award for Outstanding Quality of Research Presented at the Annual Convention).

Pongpipat, E. E., Jacobson, A. & Murphy, C. (2015, November). Functional Connectivity of Taste Sensory and Pleasantness Pathway in Metabolic Syndrome. Poster session presented at the Annual Convention of the Obesity Society and ObesityWeek, Los Angeles, California, United States

Pongpipat, E. E., & Murphy, C. (2015, April). Effects of Cognitive Decline on Odor Threshold and Identification in Alzheimer’s disease. Poster session presented at the 95th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Awarded 2015 Western Psychological Association Student Scholarship Award for Outstanding Quality of Research Presented at the Annual Convention).

Kelson, C.Y., Pongpipat, E. E., & Abara, J.P. (2014, April). Functional Impact of Neurofeedback on Veterans with PTSD. Poster session presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Pongpipat, E. E., Magaña, V.M., Sarkissians, S., Camacho, V. & Abara, J.P. (2014, April). An ERP Study of Expectation and Motor Preparation Following Neurofeedback Procedure. Poster session presented at the 94th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon, United States. (Awarded 2014 Western Psychological Association Student Scholarship Award for Outstanding Quality of Research Presented at the Annual Convention).

Neswald, J., Pongpipat, E. E., Magaña, V.M., Sarkissians, S., Lenik, C., Barb, D., & Abara, J.P. (2013, November). The Amplitude of the Contingent Negative Variation Following Neurofeedback Procedure. Poster session presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California, United States

Pongpipat, E. E., Magaña, V.M., Camacho, V., Neswald, J., Barb, D., Lenik, C., Castillo, G., Arab, A., & Abara, J.P. (2012, April). Cell Phone Use Delays Inhibitory Response. Poster session presented at the 93rd Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, Nevada, United States

Magaña, V.M., Pongpipat, E. E., Rodriguez, T., Camacho, V., Valadez, E.A., & Abara, J.P. (2012, October). The Effects of Cell Phone Use on the P3 of the Event-Related Potential and on Response Time. Poster session presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Scott, N.A., Magaña, V.M., Pongpipat, E. E., Salehi, N.L., Barb, D., & Abara, J.P. (2012, October). An ERP Study of Inhibitory Response During Cell Phone Use. Poster session presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States



Talks and Workshops

Date Description Location
2019-11 Brianhack Dallas 2019
UT Dallas
2019-10 Talk on ‘Functional connectivity of the fronto-parietal and default mode networks during the n-back across the adult lifespan’ given at the Developmental, Cognitive and Social/Personality Brownbag Series UT Dallas
2019-09 Assisted in an introduction to Git/GitHub Workshop with Dr. Micaela Chan
Center for Vital Longevity
UT Dallas
2019-04 Guest lectured on using R for descriptive and inferential statistics for Dr. Juhn’s Research Methods 2 Course UT Dallas



Service to the Profession

Co-reviewer for NeuroImage with Dr. Kennedy



Honors and Awards

Year Institution Award
2018 The University of Texas at Dallas Student Travel Award
2016 San Diego State University Honorable Mention for Outstanding Service as a Teaching Assistant
2016 Western Psychological Association Robert L. Solso Award
2015 San Diego State University Dr. Edward Geldreich Scholarship
2015 Western Psychological Association Robert L. Solso Award
2014 (June) Huntington Learning Center Teacher of the Month
2014 Western Psychological Association Student Scholarship Award
2014 (January) Huntington Learning Center Teacher of the Month
2012 (Fall) CSU Northridge Dean’s List
2011 (Spring) CSU Northridge Dean’s List
2011 (Fall) CSU Northridge Dean’s List
2010 (Spring) CSU Northridge Dean’s List
2010 (September) Cope Health Solutions Clinical Care Extender Intern of the Rotation Award
2017 (Fall) CSU Northridge Dean’s List



Professional Society Membership

Year Institution
2016 - Present Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
2012 - Present Society for Neuroscience
2015 - 2017 The Obesity Society
2012 - 2016 Western Psychological Association