Dr. Jen Perry obtained an undergraduate degree in environmental biology from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, followed by a masters in biology from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. Her doctorate in ecology and evolutionary biology is from the University of Toronto.
From 2011-2013 Dr. Perry held an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship based in the Edward Grey Institute in the Department of Zoology at Oxford.
She was awarded the Christopher Barnard Award for Outstanding Contributions by a New Investigator from the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour in 2015 and the Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Naturalists in 2012.
Dr. Perry joined the College in 2013 as a Junior Research Fellow. From 2018 she has been a Hugh Price Fellow.
Dr. Perry teaches organismal, evolutionary and behavioural biology. She acts as a Course Convener for the Animal Behaviour practical course in the Biological Sciences program.
Evolutionary and behavioural biology and entomology.
Dr. Perry studies sexual selection, mating behaviour and signal evolution.
Her current research uses fruit flies, including studies of courtship, sex differences in gene expression, and the experimental evolution of sexual traits.
Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College: Biological Sciences