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Amy Jiao

A strand of DNA walking a tight rope, with a city skyline pictured below the tight rope. The text reads: Do genetics determine risk-taking behaviour?

Genetics of Risk Tolerance

Are you the kind of person who takes risks? Chances are, you’ve considered this question before, and might think you’re relatively set in your ways as a risk-taker or otherwise. But is there a way to tell whether someone is more or less prone to taking risks?

A photo of a handheld skin bioprinter. Handheld skin bioprinters deposit "tissue sheets" in situ directly over wounds, allowing for more efficient treatment and quicker healing. Researchers led by Navid Hakimi of the UofT Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering are further developing this technology for clinical/commercial use.

3D Skin Printing

Healthy donor skin used for treating major burn injuries is often low in supply. However, researchers at UofT might have a (reasonably portable) solution.

An illustration of a nose standing on a ladder to connect itself to the brain via a neuron.

Smell & Memory

Have you ever wondered why certain smells can bring back vivid memories? Afif Aqrabawi, a PhD candidate in the department of cell and systems biology at U of T has discovered a novel pathway that might explain the link between smell and memory.

A phone scanning a person's face.

Facial Recognition

Mobile phones commonly use this technology to prevent unwanted people from accessing our data, but does it also pose a threat to our own privacy?

Two people in lab coats working together on a mechanical arm. The title reads "What is Critical Making?". An arm holding a hammer sticks out from the right side of the image.

Critical Making

Complex problems require innovative solutions that integrate knowledge across disciplines. Learn how adopting “critical making” practices can produce more “human” solutions.