Kathryn Gudsnuk - Research Assistant/Lab Manager


In 2007, I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor's degree, having studied Microcellular Biology, Physiology and Neurobiology and Spanish literature. I became interested in neurobiology, and found an advisor in Prof. Maria Rubio. Under her supervision, I studied the pathway of different neurons in the brainstem. I continued with a Master's in neuroscience (2009) with Prof. Jacob Harney at the University of Hartford, where I completed a thesis on the transgenerational effects of ketogenic diets on behavior and development. I am most interested in the molecular and biological changes that result from the environmental disruptors.


Kundakovic M, Lim S, Gudsnuk K, Champagne FA, 2013, Sex-specific and strain-dependent effects of early life adversity on behavioral and epigenetic outcomes. Front Psychiatry 4:78.

Kundakovic M, Gudsnuk K, Franks B, Madrid J, Miller RL, Perera FP, Champagne FA, 2013, Sex-specific epigenetic disruption and behavioral changes following low-dose in utero bisphenol A exposure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 110(24):9956-61.

Gudsnuk KM & Champagne FA, , Epigenetic influence of stress and the social environment. ILAR J 53 (3-4): 279-288

Gudsnuk KM & Champagne FA, 2011, Epigenetic effects of early developmental experiences, Clinics in Perinatology 38:703-17.

Gudsnuk KA, 2010, Effects of the ketogenic diet on puberty, memory, fertility and subsequent offspring. University of Hartford.

Rubio ME, Gudsnuk KA, Smith Y & Ryugo DK, 2008, Revealing the molecular layer of the primate dorsal cochlear nucleus. Neuroscience 154:99-113.

Contact information

Columbia University
Department of Psychology
406 Schermerhorn Hall
1190 Amsterdam Ave
New York
NY 10027

tel:212 854-2589

fax:212 854-3609

email: Kathryn Gudsnuk