Ohad Medalia joined the Department of Biochemistry in November 2010 as Associate Professor. He was promoted to Full Professor of Biochemistry in September 2017.
He is an acknowledged expert in the field of cryo-electron tomography. His research focuses on macromolecular structures and mechanisms in eukaryotic cells, such as the integrin-mediated cell adhesion, the nuclear pore complex and the organization of nuclear lamin filaments.
Ohad Medalia studied chemistry at the University of Tel-Aviv, Israel. Thereafter, he obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel. He conducted postdoctoral studies at the Max-Planck Institute in Martinsried, Germany in the laboratory of Wolfgang Baumeister, one of the pioneers of cryo-electronmicroscopy. In 2005 Ohad Medalia returned to Israel and became research group leader and Assistant Professor at the Ben Gurion University in Beer-Sheva. He was promoted to Associate Professor at the Ben Gurion University in 2009.