Jing Zhou

B.S. USTC in Physics
M.S. UIUC in Physics


I was born in the city of Wuhan in China, and received my B.S. in Physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2004. In summer 2004, I came to the U.S. and spent two years in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I developed an interest for single-molecule biophysics. Working in Professor Paul Selvin’s lab for more than a year, I learned the skills of using TIRFM (Total internal reflection Fluorescence Microscopy) and dealing with in vivo and in vitro single-molecule fluorescence experiments. I studied the transportation of molecular motors-kinesins and dyneins. In December 2005, I obtained my M.S. in Physics.

I joined the Ph.D. program in Applied Physics in Stanford in September 2006. To further pursue my interest in biophysics, I joined the Block lab. My current work focuses on single-molecule studies of transcriptional pausing.