My name is Felix Beaudry. I specialized in quantitative and population genomics 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 on the fitness contributions of sex chromosomes in the Florida Scrub Jay as a post-doc in the lab of Dr. Nancy Chen at the University of Rochester. In 2020, I had the pleasure of investigating inbreeding and sociality in black widow spiders as a post-doc with Dr. Maydianne Andrade at the University of Toronto-Scarborough. I received a PhD in 2020 for studying the sex chromosomes of the plant Rumex hastatulus with Dr. Stephen I Wright at the University of Toronto-St. George. I completed my B.Sc. exploring fish vision genes with Dr. John Taylor at the University of Victoria.
If looking for an overview of my completed work, see my research page.