Toni Howell

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A research assistant in the CIRCLE lab, Toni graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Biology and Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience. As an undergraduate research assistant at UNC-CH, Toni worked in the Emotions and Social Interactions in Relationships lab in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and in the Center for Decision Research lab at the Kenan-Flagler Business School. After graduation, she worked as a Clinical Research Specialist, Sr. at the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development exploring biomarkers of autism. Toni is interested in how adversity and trauma impact the brain, the neurobiology of resilience, and how early experiences impact the epigenome. Outside of research, Toni enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her pets.