Dr Gaudet is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Neurology at the University of Texas at Austin. Gaudet aims to discover new mechanisms and therapeutic strategies for improving spinal cord repair. In addition, Gaudet will study models of mood- and metabolic-related disorders.

Gaudet completed Postdoctoral training in Dr Linda Watkins’ lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, and in Dr Phillip Popovich's lab at Ohio State University. Gaudet’s Ph.D. training was completed with Dr Matt Ramer at The University of British Columbia (2010).
See Andrew Gaudet's C.V.


Graduate Student (rotating)


Kanako Matsumura

Kanako Matsumura is a Neuroscience Graduate Rotation Student in the Gaudet Lab. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Houston, she worked as a Research Assistant in the Cerebrovascular Lab at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She hopes to earn a Ph.D. in order to pursue a career researching mood disorders.


RESEARCH Technician



Sydney Lee is a Research Technician in the Gaudet Lab. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Minnesota State University in 2018 where she was involved in comparative research on spotted hyena auditory cortex. Sydney hopes to earn a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience to continue researching the impacts of spinal cord injury on behavior.





Macy Lozen is a Research Assistant in the Gaudet Lab. Macy completed her Bachelor of Science in Health Science at Friends University in 2018 where she was also a member of the women’s basketball team. She hopes to earn a M.D to become a surgeon.



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Sung-Hoon Park is an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Gaudet Lab. Sung-Hoon is studying miR-155 inhibition as a strategy to improve axon plasticity and regeneration after spinal cord injury.

Sung-Hoon is an undergraduate at The University of Texas at Austin. He is completing his Bachelor of Science and Arts in Chemistry with a concentration in Music (Voice) and is a part of the Health Science Scholars Honors Program. He hopes to earn a M.D. as well as a M.M to become a physician and professor.


Science and fun with technicians and trainees at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Selected Former trainees

Monica Ayala, Research Assistant
Current: D.O. student, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

Heather D'Angelo, Research Assistant
Current: Research Assistant, CU-Boulder

Elana Smith, undergraduate assistant
Current: Office Administrator and Youth Mentor

Emily Bateman, undergraduate assistant
Current: Office Assistant, Rocky Mountain Orofacial Center

Wolf Schleicher, undergraduate assistant
Current: Research Assistant, CU-Anshutz

David Sweet, undergraduate assistant
Current: M.D./Ph.D. student, Case-Western Reserve University

Philipp Schmitt, undergraduate assistant
Master's, current: Medical Scribe

Xinyang Xu, undergraduate assistant
Current: M.D. student, University of Kansas

Nicole Polinski, undergraduate assistant
Ph.D., current: Associate Director, Research Programs - Parkinson's Research

Rebecca Rowen, undergraduate assistant
M.D., current: Florida Hospital

Griselle Leon, undergraduate assistant
M.D., current: Hart Family Medical