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Department of Animal Sciences
The Robert H. Smith Faculty
of Agricultural, Food & Environment

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Herzl 229, Rehovot 7610001, Israel
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489119;
Fax: +972-(0)8-9465763;
Yael Lewitus, Department's Secretary

Prof. Zehava Uni

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The Lab

Our research focuses on one of the most important aspects of poultry nutrition: the functional development of the chicken digestive system, and the influence of feed and specific nutrients on the integrity and functional capability of the gut epithelium. The goal of this research is to improved efficiency of poultry production.

Research Interests

  • Functional development of the small intestine: morphological, molecular and functional changes
  • Feeding before hatch—in ovo feeding
  • Modulating microflora in the chicken intestine
  • Nutrition of the developing embryo during incubation
  • Bitter Taste Perception in Chicken,.


  • Principles in nutrition of farm animals (71839; 4 credits)
  • Management and nutrition of poultry ( 71822 ; 6 credits )
  • Fish Physiology ( 71837; 3.5 credits)
  • Quality and production of poultry products (71851; 2 credits)
  • Introduction to animal physiology ( 71808; 2 credits)
  • Master’s degree and Doctorate Course:
  • Physiology of absorption (71142; 3.5 credits)

Professional Societies

  • The World Poultry Science Association (WPSA).
  • The American Animal Science Society (ASAS).
  • The Israeli Poultry Science Association (IPSA).
  • The European Poultry Science Association
  • Head of postgraduate curriculum in Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine.
  • Ad hoc reviewer for: World Poultry Science, British Poultry - Avian Pathology, Poultry Science Journal
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the European Poultry Nutrition Conference.