Maya Zachut is a Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Ruminant Science,
Institute of Animal Science, Volcani Institute, Israel. Dr. Zachut has a B.Sc., M.Sc.
and PhD in Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Faculty of Agriculture of the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem. Her Postdoc training was at Weizmann Institute and Volcani
Institute. Since 2014 she is a Researcher at the Department of Ruminant Sciences,
Volcani Institute, Israel. Dr. Zachut’ research focuses on nutritional means to improve
the physiological responses of dairy cows during metabolic and heat stresses; by
modulating inflammation and the endocannabinoid system. Her research is
pioneering in exploring modulation of the endocannabinoid system as a novel
nutritional approach in dairy cows. Dr. Zachut is Chair of the Physiology-Fertility
committee in the research fund of the Israeli Dairy Board, and Secretary of
Physiology committee in the EAAP – European Federation of Animal Science.