Christine Charvet, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neurosciences

Christine Charvet Photo


Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Professional Experience


Postdoctoral Associate at Cornell University (Psychology) 2010-2014
Postdoctoral Associate at Harvard Medical School & The George Washington University (Neuroimaging) 2014-2016
Postdoctoral Associate at Cornell University (Molecular Biology and Genetics) 2016-2018
Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) at Delaware State University 2018-2021



Dr. Christine Charvet received her PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, Irvine. Christine went on for postdoctoral training in neuroimaging at Harvard Medical School and statistical genetics at Cornell University. Prior to joining Auburn, Christine was an Assistant Professor at Delaware State University. As an NIH COBRE recruited faculty,  she participated in cross-institutional NIH-funded efforts to enhance diversity in biomedical sciences with researchers from the University of Delaware and Delaware State University. Christine was awarded an NIH F32 postdoctoral research fellowship to train at Cornell University, an NIH-INBRE pilot grant to start her research program at Delaware State University, and an NIH R21 grant to grow her research program further.

Dr. Charvet’s research program leverages big data in genetics and neuroimaging to address problems in comparative neuroscience to provide applications to the biomedical community. Christine and her colleagues developed a resource that enables researchers to find corresponding ages across humans and model organisms ( This resource is often used by researchers who study model systems and need to translate their findings to humans. Christine and her colleagues are currently integrating transcriptional, epigenetic, and neuroimaging data to expand on this resource. Christine has authored 36 articles, some of which are in leading journals (e.g., PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience). Please feel free to contact Dr. Charvet if you would like to collaborate on the translating time project.

Dr. Charvet has participated in and led several initiatives to enhance diversity in biomedical science. Those include the growth of a neuroscience program at a historically-black college via an NSF-targeted infusion grant. Dr. Charvet is also participating in a cross-institutional effort to make neuroscience textbook open access via an NSF eager award. Most recently, Dr. Charvet has partnered with an advertising agency called Digital trends to create an advertisement campaign that informs students of the benefits of engaging in directed research in college. Please reach out to
Dr. Charvet if you are also interested in growing programs to enhance diversity.

Research Interests


Big Data, Comparative Neuroscience, Translating Time

Academic Areas



Key Words


One Health, Translating time

Publications and Links


Google Scholar: Dr. Charvet
Translate time
Charvet lab for Developmental Neuroscience
Twitter: @cj_charvet