Tony Z Jia is an astrobiologist working as a Research Scientist at Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Tony has a B.S. in Chemistry and Business, Economics, and Management (2010) from California Institute of Technology. He also has an A.M. in Chemistry Economics (2012), and Ph.D. in Chemistry (2016), both from Harvard University.
Originally from Naperville, Illinois, USA, Tony now live and work in Tokyo, Japan since 2017. He has worked in astrobiology, prebiotic systems, chemistry, self-assembly, and chemical evolution. You can find his publications at his google scholar profile.
In his free time, Tony volunteers as an English Teacher and a Worship Band Singer at his church. He also enjoys winning, long walks on the beach, cooking (and eating), and traveling.