Nadia Zatsepin

External Collaborator
Applied Structural Discovery
Contact Information
(480) 727-6444


  • Ph.D. Physics, Monash University, Australia 2011
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Sci Schol Prog., Monash University, Australia 2005

Research Interests

serial crystallography, x-ray free electron lasers for biology, phasing


Nadia Zatsepin is a Research Assistant Professor in the Center for Biological Physics in the Department of Physics. Her research focuses on the application and development of data analysis tools for time resolved serial femtosecond crystallography, development of serial crystallography at synchrotron and compact X-ray light sources, and novel phasing algorithms for XFEL biological data.

Zatsepin's graduate studies were on X-ray characterization of nanoparticles embedded in light metal alloys, at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). She joined ASU in 2011 as a postdoc with Professor John C. H. Spence. 

Zatsepin's work is supported by the BioXFEL STC (NSF STC award number 1231306), NSF BIO ABI award #1565180 ?ABI Innovations: New Algorithms for biological X-ray free electron laser data?, and NSF MCB award #1817862 "Light-Induced Protein Quake of Visual Rhodopsin Investigated by Femtosecond Time-Resolved X-Ray Scattering".