Current Members

Principal Investigator

Prof. Raz Zarivach

I am the head of the Zarivach Laboratory for Structural Biology, as well as chair of the Macromolecular Crystallography Research Centre (MCRC) at BGU.

I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia, Canada, on the E. coli Type III secretion system. Prior to this, I finished my PhD at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, under the supervision of Prof. Ada Yonath (2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) on the subject of ribosome structures.

Scientific interests: Structural biology, molecular machines, biomineralization, biochemistry, magnetotactic bacteria…

Non-scientific interests: Family, Mediterranean music, reading, nature (the outdoors as well as the journal).

Lab Manager

Geula Davidov

MSc Medicinal Sciences (Neurobiology & Biochemistry), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2008

Scientific interests:
Structural studies of magnetotactic bacterial proteins and pathogenic bacteria, neuroscience and pain relief, transporters, Transformers.

Non-scientific interests: Scientific education, ice skating, knitting, TV, reading, alternative medicine.

PhD students

Nofar Baron

MSc Biochemistry, Ben-Gurion University, 2018

Scientific interests: Biochemistry, structural biology, parasitology, electron microscopy.

Non-scientific interests: Traveling and exploring new places, TV shows and drinking beer with friends.

MSc Students

Netanel Cohen

BSc Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, 2019

Scientific interests: Structure and function of zinc transporters.

Non-scientific interests: Experiencing new types of food, philosophical conversations, workout, TV shows.



Lab technicians

Shirel Ben Shimon

Third year undergraduate student, Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University

Scientific interests: Ecology, conservational ecology, zoology, plant physiology, structural biology, evolutionary biology.

Non-scientific interests: Traveling, nature, reading, movies and TV series, working with animals, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

Reut Rahamim

BSc Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, 2019

Scientific interests: Biochemistry, genetics, human body.

Non-scientific Interests: Playing music, reading books, history and traveling.

Daniel Stein

Third year undergraduate student, Life Sciences and Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University

Scientific interests: Biochemistry, analytical chemistry, structure and function of proteins.

Non-scientific interests: Music, art, psychological thriller films, Zumba.


Or Naamani

Third year undergraduate student, Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University

Scientific interests: Organic chemistry.

Non-scientific interests: Cosmetics and cosmetics’ substances.