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

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

P.O. Box 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489119;
Fax: +972-(0)8-9465763;
Yael Lewitus, Department's Secretary
e-mail: yaellew@savion.huji.ac.il

Lab members

liran-yadgary
ראה גם: Zehava Uni

Liran Yadgary
PhD student
co-supervisor - 
Prof. Avigdor Cahaner

I am examining various aspects of nutrient utilization processes from the yolk sac of the chicken embryo. These nutrients provide the chicken embryo with most of the energy required for growth, we are investigating: 
- Dynamics and Changes in composition (fat, protein, water, carbohydrates) and absorption rate of the yolk sac by the developing embryo
- Gene expression of digestive enzymes and nutrients transporters (usually expressed in the intestine) in the yolk sac membrane.
- The role of the yolk sac in egg carbohydrates metabolism during incubation.

liranyadgary@yahoo.com

Roni Yair
ראה גם: Zehava Uni

Roni Yair
PhD student
co-supervisor -
Prof. Ron Shahar

My current study explores:
- The development of Tibia and Femur bones during incubation period in the chicken embryo, in the context of the common leg problems which occur in broilers.
- Broilers skeletal development in terms of the changes in the mechanical, structural and material properties.
- The minerals reserves and uptake, from the yolk by the broiler embryos.
- The effect of enrichment the amniotic fluids of the broiler embryo, by in ovo feeding, with minerals and other nutrients on skeletal development and skeletal properties throughout broilers growing period.

roniyair@gmail.com

Shira Cheled-Shoval
ראה גם: Zehava Uni

Shira Cheled-Shoval
PhD student
co-supervisor -
Dr. Masha Niv

My research focuses in:
- Identifying compounds that are bitter for chicken and the associated bitter taste receptors.
- The expression patterns of bitter taste receptors during various developmental stages.
- Examination of in-ovo delivery of bitter compounds to chicken embryos.
- Behavioral responses of chickens to bitter tastants.
- In-silico characterization of ligand-bitter taste receptor interaction.

shira.cheled@gmail.com

Shai Vaserberger
ראה גם: Zehava Uni

Shai Vaserberger
M.Sc student

I am currently working on a project examining how in ovo feeding methodology together with thermal manipulation, during incubation period, affects broiler embryo performance and physiology.

shai.vaserberger@mail.huji.ac.il