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Hayley McKay

Genetics

University of Toronto

I’m a grad student at the University of Toronto where I study the genetic mechanisms governing male and female flower development in Cannabis sativa.

I’m passionate about science communication and have been writing about science for a general audience for the U of T student newspaper and other student club publications since 2018. A few of my scicomm rants have also appeared in The Globe & Mail’s Letters to the Editor section.

Hayley has authored 1 article

A virus-like COVID-19 vaccine is being grown in tobacco plants

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The "virus-like particle" produced by the Canadian company Medicago is the only vaccine in clinical trials made in plants

Hayley McKay