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Carrie Miranda

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Office: Loftsgard Hall 374B
Phone: (701) 231-8136

Assistant Professor
Soybean Breeding, Genetics

Soybean Breeding Website

The NDSU soybean breeding program aims to produce high-yielding soybean varieties to maximize success for North Dakota farmers. In addition, these varieties contain value protecting traits such as IDC, Phytophthora, and SCN resistance and/or herbicide resistance. The program also researches novel sources of useful traits such as maturity, stem architecture, and pathology using molecular and bioinformatic approaches.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • PLSC 444 Applied Plant Breeding and Research Methods (Fall 2021)


  • PhD 2018, Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics, University of Missouri
  • MS 2014, Cell and Molecular Biology, San Diego State University, California
  • BS 2005, Biology, Cleveland State University, Ohio

Professional Experience

  • 2020 - present: Assistant Professor, Soybean Breeding and Genetics, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 2019 - 2020: Postdoctoral Researcher, USDA-ARS, University of Missouri
  • 2018 - 2019: Line Development Breeder, Puris Foods, Oskaloosa, Iowa
  • 2014 - 2018: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Missouri
  • 2011 - 2014: Graduate Researcher, San Diego State University, California
  • 2012 - 2014: Teaching Assistant, San Diego State University, California
  • 2010 - 2012: Research Associate, Advanced Brain Monitoring

Fellowship Awards and Grants

  • 2016: Brown Fellowship, University of Missouri/CAFNR
    $2,500 to expand a soybean research project in Tamale, Ghana in 2017
  • 2015: Borlaug Graduate Research Fellowship Grant, USAID/Purdue University-Discovery Park
    $26,000 to conduct soybean breeding/genetics research in Tamale, Ghana for the 2016-2017 growing seasons
  • 2014: Gus T. Ridgel Fellowship, University of Missouri
    $10,000 per year and tuition costs for up to 5 years of doctoral study


Miranda, C., Scaboo, A., Cober, E. et al. The effects and interaction of soybean maturity gene alleles controlling flowering time, maturity, and adaptation in tropical environments. BMC Plant Biol 20, 65 (2020).

Miranda, C., Xu, Q., Oehrle, N. W., Islam, N., Garrett, W. M., Natarajan, S. S., Krishnan, H. B. (2019). Proteomic Comparison of Three Extraction Methods Reveals the Abundance of Protease Inhibitors in the Seeds of Grass Pea, a Unique Orphan Legume. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 67(37), 10296-10305.

Miranda, C., Culp, C., Škrabišová, M., Joshi, T., Belzile, F., Grant, D. M., & Bilyeu, K. (2019). Molecular tools for detecting Pdh1 can improve soybean breeding efficiency by reducing yield losses due to pod shatter. Molecular Breeding, 39(2), 27.

Haudenshield, J. S., Pawlowski, M., Miranda, C., & Hartman, G. L. (2018). First report of Paramyrothecium roridum causing Myrothecium leaf spot on soybean in Ghana. Plant Disease, (ja).

Johnson R.R., Stone B.T., Miranda C., Vila B., Lois J., Michael J.S., Rubio R.F. and Berka C. (2014). Identifying psychophysiological indices of expert versus novice performance in deadly force judgment and decision making. Front. Hum. Neurosci.8:512. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00512

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