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Department of Biochemistry

Rajaa Boujemaa-Paterski

Rajaa Boujemaa-Paterski

Rajaa Paterski studied Biochemistry in Paris, France. She received her doctoral diploma from the University Paris XI for her work on the molecular mechanisms underlying cellular motility, under the supervision of Marie-France Carlier. In 2003, she switched interest to DNA regulation before falling back into her first field of predilection, the cellular motility and cytoskeletal dynamics. In 2005, she was appointed assistant professor at the University Grenoble Alpes, France.

In 2015, she joined the group of Prof. Ohad Medalia at the Department of Biochemistry where she stepped into the fascinating field of electron microscopy. Rajaa’s skills in biochemistry, high-resolution fluorescence microscopy, surface structuration, and in electron microscopy contribute to the group’s research on the dynamics of cellular adhesions and their interaction with the cell cytoskeleton. She gladly transmits her knowledge to the new group members, as well as to the students during her teaching assignments.


Curriculum Vitae


Rajaa Boujemaa-Paterski is teaching in the following module:

For the Faculty of Science:
BCH 301: Molecular Cell Biology

Weiterführende Informationen


Dr. Rajaa Boujemaa-Paterski
Department of Biochemistry
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zurich
Office: Y44 K 44
Tel.: +41 44 635 6545