My name is Felix Beaudry. I specialize 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. in 2014 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.