Fangzhi (Frank) Jia
I am 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. My research focuses on rates of molecular evolution in hominids.
Prior to commencing my PhD in August 2013, I received my undergraduate Honours degree from the University of Sydney.
My areas of interest include molecular evolution, molecular clocks, phylogenetics, ancient DNA, linguistics, and biochemistry.
|Present||Ph.D., University of Sydney
Supervisor: A/Prof. Simon Ho
|2013||B.Sc. (Adv.) (Hons), University of Sydney
Thesis: Intraspecific Variations and Phylogenetics of Nicotiana benthamiana
Supervisor: Prof. Peter Waterhouse
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.