Larry Au is a Ph.D. student in Sociology and a Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia University with broad interests in political sociology, economic sociology, and the sociology of science. His current project examines the work of scientists who translate ideas from traditional Chinese medicine to the field of biomedical sciences through processes of boundary-making and boundary-crossing. The project is supported by summer grants from the Henry Luce Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. Another project that he is working on looks at the emergence of precision medicine as a distinct field of research and medicine in the United States and in China. This project is supported by a pilot grant from the Precision Medicine and Society Initiative.
Larry holds a B.Sc. in Social Analysis and Research with Honors and magna cum laude and a M.A. in History from Brown University. His undergraduate thesis received the Alumni Award for Best Sociology Thesis and the Samuel Lamport Prize for International Understanding. Larry also holds a M.Sc. in Global Governance and Diplomacy from the University of Oxford, where he was a member of St. Antony's College and the Department of International Development.