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Dr. Howell's Publications

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B.R. Howell, M. Ahn, Y. Shi, J. Godfrey, X. Hu, H, Zhu, M.A. Styner, M. Sanchez. (2019) Disentangling the effects of early caregiving experience and heritable factors on brain white matter development in rhesus monkeys. NeuroImage.

E.L. Morin, B.R. Howell, J.S. Meyer, M.M. Sanchez. (2019) Effects of early maternal care on adolescent attention bias to threat in nonhuman primates. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

A.G.P. Wakeford, E.L. Morin, S.N. Bramlett, B.R. Howell, K.M. McCormack, J.S. Meyer, M.A. Nader, M.M. Sanchez, L.L. Howell. (2019) Effects of early life stress on cocaine selfadministration in post-pubertal male and female rhesus macaques. Psychopharmacology.

B.R. Howell*, M.A. Styner*, W. Gao*, P.T. Yap*, L. Wang*, K. Baluyot*, E. Yacoub*, G. Chen, T. Potts, A. Salzwedel, G. Li, J.H. Gilmore, J. Piven, J.K. Smith, D. Shen, K. Ugurbil, 6 Howell CV H. Zhu, W. Lin, J.T. Elison. (2018) The UNC/UMN Baby Connectome Project (BCP): An overview of the study design and protocol development. NeuroImage. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.03.049

S. Zhang*, X. Jiang*, W. Zhang*, T. Zhang, H. Cheng, Y. Zhao, Y. Lv, L. Li, Z. Li, L. Guo, B.R. Howell, M.M. Sanchez*, X. Hu*, T. Liu*. (2018) Joint Representation of Connectomescale Structural and Functional Profiles for Identification of Consistent Cortical landmarks in Macaque Brain. Brain Mapping and Behavior.

Z. Kovacs-Balint, E. Feczko, M.J. Pincus, B.R. Howell, E. Morin, E. Earl, L. Li, J. Steele, M. Styner, J. Bachevalier, D. Fair, M.M. Sanchez. (2018) Early developmental trajectories of functional connectivity along the visual pathways in rhesus monkeys. Cerebral Cortex.

W. Zhang*, X. Jiang*, S. Zhang*, B.R. Howell*, Y. Zhao, T. Zhang, L. Guo, M. Sanchez, X. Hu (2017) Connectome-scale functional intrinsic connectivity networks in macaques. Neuroscience. 364:1-14. Doi:

Y. Shi, F. Budin, E. Yapuncich, A. Rumple, J.T. Young, C. Payne, X. Zhang, X.P. Hu, J. Godfrey, B.R. Howell, M.M. Sanchez, M.A. Styner (2017) UNC-Emory infant atlases for macaque brain image analysis: postnatal brain development through 12 months. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 10(617): 1-12. Doi: 10.3389/fnins.2016.00617

S. Drury, B.R. Howell, C. Jones, K. Esteves, R. Schlesinger, K. Baker, M. Sanchez (2017) Shaping long-term trajectories: early maternal maltreatment predicts telomere length trajectory across the first two years of life in rhesus macaques. Development and Psychopathology.

B.R. Howell, M. McMurray, D. Guzman, G. Nair, Y. Shi, K. McMormack, X. Hu, M. Styner, M. Sanchez (2016) Maternal buffering beyond glucocorticoids: impact of early life stress on corticolimbic circuits that control infant responses to novelty. Social Neuroscience. 12(1): 50- 64. doi: 10.1080/17470919.2016.1200481

M.M. Sanchez, K.M. McCormack, B.R. Howell (2015) Social buffering of stress responses in nonhuman primates: maternal regulation of the development of emotional regulatory brain circuits. Social Neuroscience, 10(5), 512-526. doi: 10.1080/17470919.2015.1087426

K.M. McCormack, B.R. Howell, D.B. Guzman, C. Villongco, K. Pears, H. Kim, M.R. Gunnar, M.M. Sanchez (2015). The development of an instrument to measure global dimensions of maternal care in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). American journal of primatology, 77(1), 20-33.

B.R. Howell, A.P. Grand, K.M. McCormack, Y. Shi, J.L. LaPrarie, D. Maestripieri, M.A. Styner, M.M. Sanchez (2014). Early adverse experience increases emotional reactivity in juvenile rhesus macaques: Relation to amygdala volume. Developmental psychobiology, 56(8), 1735-1746.

B.L. Callaghan, R.M. Sullivan, B.R. Howell, N. Tottenham (2014). The international society for developmental psychobiology Sackler symposium: Early adversity and the maturation of emotion circuits – A cross-species analysis. Developmental Psychogiology, 56(8), 1635- 1650.

B.R. Howell, J.R. Godfrey, D.A. Gutman, V. Michopoulos, X. Zhang, G. Nair, X. Hu, M.E. Wilson, M.M. Sanchez (2013) Social subordination stress and serotonin transporter polymorphisms: associations with brain white matter tract integrity and behavior in juvenile female macaques. Cerebral Cortex. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bht187 

B.R. Howell, K.M. McCormack, A.P. Grand, X. Zhang, D. Maestripieri, X. Hu, M.M. Sanchez (2013) Long-term alterations in brain white matter microstructure detected with diffusion tensor imaging in adolescent rhesus monkeys exposed to early life stress: associations with high cortisol during infancy. Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders. 3:21. doi:10.1186/2045- 5380-3-21

B.R. Howell, M.M. Sanchez (2011) Understanding Behavioral Effects of Early Life Stress Using the Reactive Scope and Allostatic Load Models. Special issue of Development and Psychopathology, Invited contribution, 23: 1001–1016.