Fangzhi (Frank) Jia


Frank has discontinued his doctoral research in order to commence studies in the Doctor of Medicine programme at the University of Sydney.

Frank was a PhD student in the Molecular Ecology, Evolution, and Phylogenetics research group under the supervision of A/Prof. Simon Ho and A/Prof. Nathan Lo. His research focused on rates of molecular evolution in hominids.

Prior to commencing his PhD in August 2013, Frank received his undergraduate Honours degree from the University of Sydney.

His areas of interest include molecular evolution, molecular clocks, phylogenetics, ancient DNA, linguistics, and biochemistry.


Jia F, Lo N, & Ho SYW (2014) The impact of modelling rate heterogeneity among sites on phylogenetic estimates of intraspecific evolutionary rates and timescales. PLOS ONE, 9: e95722.


Testing methods for inferring population history from individual genome-scale sequences
Genetics Society of Australasia Conference. Sydney, Australia. Jul 2014.

Time-dependency of the hominoid mutation rate
Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, University of Adelaide. Adelaide, Australia. Sep 2013.