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Lab PI: Christine Charvet, PhD

Assistant Professor, Auburn University


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Christine Charvet

Rania Mohamedelhassan

Graduate student, 

PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Auburn University

Madison Bryant 

Undergraduate student, 

Biomedical Sciences & Neuroscience, Auburn University


Toni Lee

Undergraduate student, 

Genetics and Anthropology, Auburn University

The Charvet lab and affiliated researchers are located across the world. Together, we are a very strong team. We are very diverse in  our backgrounds, research experiences and live in different time zones! We are developing new approaches to study neural circuits in the human brain.  Also, please check out Melissa's mission to find out why we are so diverse.



Lab photos


Toni and Madison report exciting findings from the 2022 Society for Neuroscience Meeting

It's a great end to 2022 in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University!

Collaborators in Delaware


Drs. Kahn Hekmatyar and Jianli Sun

We have implemented high angular resolution diffusion MR scans at the University of Delaware thanks to Kahn. As you can see on the right panel, the tractography (top panel) is concordant with tract-tracers in mice (lower panel). This work is funded by a Delaware INBRE. The mission of the INBRE is to enhance the research infrastructure of Delaware. Below is an example of the tractography from diffusion MR scans from mouse brains.

Figure made by Dr. Andrew C. Halley (UC Davis)

The tract-tracers are from the Allen Brain Institute

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Mouse brain diffusion MR scan from the 9.4T scanner 



       Javier Lazaro, PhD


Lab Alumni from Delaware State University


Deselyn Tindall-Burgess

BA in psychology (2019)

Now works at a mental health clinic.


Kwadwo Ofori

PhD student at Delaware State University

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Dawn Ikenchi-Konwo

BA. in Liberal Arts (2021)

Now in medical School


Jasmine Hendy

BS in biology (2022). Graduating and planning to go to medical school

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