Prof. Zarivach main research interests lie in structural biology. They include structure function studies, X-ray crystallography and drug design. During his graduate and postdoctoral studies, Prof. Zarivach worked in world-class labs, where he was exposed to different research approaches and to wide variety of biochemical and biophysical techniques.
Today Prof. Zarivach applying these research tools and others to study the mechanism and function of various molecular machines.
During his Ph.D. studies under the supervision of Prof. Ada E. Yonath (2009 Noble Laureate in Chemistry) at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel), Prof. Zarivach worked on the structural determination of ribosomal particles from bacteria.
To broaden his expertise in structural biology Prof. Zarivach joined the laboratory of Prof. Natalie Strynadka at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), as a post-doctoral fellow. There, he worked on structural studies of T3SS membrane proteins.
Since 2008 Prof. Zarivach is an independent scientist at the Department of Life Sciences in the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Over his scientific career Prof. Zarivach have contributed to scientific knowledge in the field of structural biology (with over 45 papers many in the first-line peer-review journals like Nature and Cell).