Prof. Hinanit Koltai, PhD
Prof. Hinanit Koltai, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist and the Director of Academic Affairs at the Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel. She is a leading Author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and more than 30 book chapters and invited reviews and she holds 14 international patents. She is the Editor of books and a member of Editorial boards in international scientific journals. She is the lecturer of medicinal plants medical cannabis courses in Bar Ilan University, Israel.
Research in Koltai lab is focused on deciphering the “entourage effect” between cannabis compounds while specifying active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) from cannabis and their medical activity at the physiological and molecular levels in human cells, 3D printed models and human tissues, in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo. The lab combines state of the art chemistry and cellular and molecular biology tools, making new discoveries in this field. Research results are IP protected; they are published in international scientific journals and form a scientific basis for the development of what might become the next generation of cannabis-based medical products and elite cannabis chemovars.