Cong "Arthur" Meng

B.S. 2010 University of Science and Technology of China


I received my B.S. with Honors in Chemical Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2010. At USTC I developed an amphoteric polymeric photonic crystal under the guidance of Dr. GZ Zhang at Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale. In the summer of 2009, I worked as a summer research student (CSST program) in the lab of Dr. Maynard in the Department of Chemistry at UCLA, where I worked on developing a novel self-assembled monolayer to manipulate cell adhesion. Later on, I enrolled in the PhD Program in Chemistry at Stanford in 2010. Inspired by my multidisciplinary background, I joined the Block lab to do single-molecule biophysics research in October 2010.

In lab I am currently working with Furqan Fazal on examining aspects of transcription by E. coli RNA polymerase.