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ESP Biography



TAO LARGE, Ph.D. Candidate in Biological Inorganic Chemistry




Major: Chemistry

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Tao is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry here at Stanford, studying synthetic and computational biological inorganic chemistry in the Stack Lab, with a focus on the interactions between copper and dioxygen.

Prior joining the Stack Lab, he worked on genetics and bioengineering at Arcadia Biosciences, bioinorganic chemistry at Whitman College, and clinical proteomics at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Outside of research, he is involved in the Future Advancers of Science and Technology (FAST) program here at Stanford, working on student-driven science projects with students in San Jose.



Past Classes

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C6715: Fun With Chemistry in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
Chemistry is exciting and it happens all around us every day. In this class we will talk about the states of matter, a little about polymers (like plastics), and really anything else that gives us a chance to do cool demos for you all! You may get a chance to make a souvenir to take home, too. You'll just have to come and find out!


W6849: Quantum Mechanics of Light and Matter: A Hands-On Approach in Splash Fall 2018 (Dec. 01 - 02, 2018)
How does a glow stick work? How about a fluorescent light bulb, an LED, or a glow-in-the-dark star? And what does this have to do with quantum mechanics? Light is all around us. It's how we see and how we communicate as well. In this walk-in activity, we explore hands-on demonstrations of everyday phenomena involving light (fluorescence, phosphorescence, chemiluminescence) that provide a glimpse into the quantum world. Plus, take home a glow stick!


C6242: Fun With Chemistry in Splash Spring 2018 (May. 05 - 06, 2018)
Chemistry is exciting and it happens all around us every day. In this class we will talk about the states of matter, a little about polymers (like plastics), and really anything else that gives us a chance to do cool demos for you all! You may get a chance to make a souvenir to take home, too. You'll just have to come and find out!