Ohad Medalia joined the Department of Biochemistry in November 2010 as Associate Professor.
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.