My name is Felix Beaudry. In my academic research, I focus on how sex affects the differences between bodies. Why, how and when can sex impact the shape and size of chromosomes? Do changes in chromosome shape and size influence the frequency of hereditary diseases? In my work, I strive to remember the impact of our social understanding of gender when sexing bodies and that misunderstanding sex chromosomes can cement the misconception that sex is binary.
I am currently working as a post-doc with Dr. Maydianne Andrade at the University of Toronto-Scarborough on mating strategies, inbreeding and sociality in black widow spiders. I will be joining the lab of Dr. Nancy Chen at the University of Rochester as a post-doc to study the sex chromosomes of the Florida Scrub Jay. I received a PhD in 2020 working on the sex chromosomes of the plant Rumex hastatulus with Dr. Stephen I Wright at the University of Toronto.
If looking for an overview of my completed work, see my research page.