Current Members

Principal Investigator

Prof. Raz Zarivach
zarivach[at]bgu.ac.il

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 post doctoral 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, biomineralisation, biochemistry, magnetotactic bacteria…

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

Lab Manager

Geula Davidov
geulad[at]bgu.ac.il

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 student

Noa Keren-Khadmy
kenoa[at]post.bgu.ac.il

MSc Structural Biology, Ben-Gurion University, 2015

Scientific interests: Magnetotactic bacterial proteins.

Non-scientific interests: Cycling, hiking, traveling around the world.

 

Shiran Barber-Zucker
barbers[at]post.bgu.ac.il

MSc Structural Biology, Ben-Gurion University, 2016

Scientific interests: Biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, computational biology, transporters.

Non-scientific interests:  Board games, movies, reading, eating and exploring new places and cultures.

 

Baisali Bhattacharya
baisali[at]post.bgu.ac.il

MSc Biochemistry, University Of Calcutta, India, 2014

Scientific interests: Structural studies of Ryanodine receptor.

Non-scientific interests:  Cooking, eating, reading, movies, listening to music.

 

 

MSc Students

  

Undergraduate Dkalim Project Students

Netanel Cohen
netanelc[at]post.bgu.ac.il

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

Scientific interests: Structure and function of zinc transporters.

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

 

 

Undergraduate Project Students

Shani Bocobza
bocobzas[at]post.bgu.ac.il
 
Third-year undergraduate student, Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University
 

Scientific interests:  Genetics,  becteria, proteins , ecology ,enzymes.

Non-scientific interests:  Acting, nature, traveling, extreme sports, dancing.