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Amber Howell

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Amber Howell

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Amber is a PhD student in the Interdepartment Neuroscience Program and is currently working under the supervision of Dr. Alan Anticevic and Dr. John Murray. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in Psychology and Computer Sciences. During her undergraduate career, she studied under Dr. Ned Kalin at the Harlow Primate Lab investigating anxious temperament in rhesus macaques. Her honors thesis explored how early adverse events affect the development of psychopathology later in life. After graduation, Amber extended her research to explore psychopathology in humans using MRI under Dr. Cameron Carter in the Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab at UC-Davis. Amber then moved to Stanford University to work under Dr. Manish Sagger in the Brain Dynamics Lab to study the applications of topological data analysis in computational neuropsychiatry. Currently, Amber is focused on using empirical and theoretical tools to understand thalamocortical systems in health and disease.

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