Dr. Beaudry, a basic science researcher, will be setting up her new wet laboratory on the 5th floor in the Medical Sciences Building on July 1st 2020. Dr. Beaudry’s research interests are in the area of biological systems that influence the onset of obesity and diabetes and she is specifically interested in the influence of high fat diets and hormone biology on fat metabolism. Dr. Beaudry comes most recently from post-doctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Drucker at the Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum Research Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital where she held a Canadian Diabetes Association post-doctoral fellowship. She received her PhD in the Kinesiology and Health Science department at York University in September 2013 and her Master’s in the biology department at McMaster University in September 2009. Dr. Beaudry was the recipient of the 2014 Governor General’s Medal for her PhD thesis on the role of stress hormones and high fat diet on diabetes development.