Eta A. Isiorho, Ph.D.

  • Research Assistant Professor, Structural Biology Initiative
  • Facility Director, Macromolecular Crystallization Facility

Eta Isiorho directs the Macromolecular Crystallization Facility, which provides protein and small molecule crystallization services, instrumentation, X-ray data collection at national synchrotron facilities, as well as X-ray crystallographic support to academic and industrial researchers both within and outside the CUNY.

Eta joins the ASRC from Auburn University, where she was both a postdoctoral fellow and the macromolecular staff scientist in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She received her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in Biochemistry while being co-supervised by Drs. Adrian Keatinge-Clay and Hung-wen (Ben) Liu. She obtained her B.S. in Biochemistry from Indiana University Bloomington. She is excited to be a part of the SBI at the ASRC where she also provides crystallographic educational tutorials and guest lectures on macromolecular X-ray crystallography.


Research Interests

Using macromolecular X-ray crystallography to understand protein-ligand interactions and unusual biochemical transformations. Exploring and utilizing various crystallization methods on recalcitrant proteins (almost everything can crystallize if you manipulate it enough). Making structural biology, in particular X-ray crystallography, accessible to historically underserved populations.