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Anja Schulze
Anja Schulze
(409) 740-4540
(409) 740-5002
TAMU Galveston Marine Biology
Texas A&M University at Galveston
P.O. Box 1675 
Galveston, Texas 77553


B.S., University of Bielefeld, Germany, 1995

Ph.D., University of Victoria, Canada, 2001


Anja Schulze

Associate Professor
Biological Oceanography: Phylogeny; Genetics of Metazoan Animals

Research Interests

I study phylogeny and population genetics of marine invertebrates, especially of polychaete and sipunculan worms. I am also generally interested in reproduction and development of invertebrates, and the interface between evolution and development. I work locally in Galveston Bay as well as in coral reef and deep sea environments.


Selected Publications

Schulze, A. and Timm, L. 2011. Epitokes of palolo and un: distinct clades in the genus Palola (Eunicidae, Polychaeta). Marine Biodiversity. DOI:

Schulze, A. 2011. The Bobbit worm dilemma: a case for DNA. Reply to Salazar-Vallejo et al. 2011: Giant eunicid polychaetes (Annelida) in shallow tropical and temperate seas. Revista de Biologia Tropical 59: 1475-1477.

Gambi, M. C., Schulze, A. and Amato, E. 2011. Record of Lamellibrachia (Annelida, Siboglinidae, Vestimentifera) from a deep shipwreck in the Western Mediterranean Sea (Italy). JMBA2 - Marine Biodiversity Records 4: e24. DOI:

Adkins, M. & Schulze, A. 2011. Development of Capitella sp. G from Galveston Bay, Texas. Marine Biology Research 7: 202-207. DOI:

Schulze, A. & Rice, M. E. 2009. Nephasoma pellucidum – a model species for sipunculan development? Smithsonian Contributions to Marine Science 38:209-217.

Schulze, A. & Rice, M. E. 2009. Musculature in sipunculan worms: ontogeny and ancestral states. Evolution & Development, 11: 97-108. DOI:

Schulze, A., Cutler, E. B. & Giribet, G. 2007. Phylogeny of sipunculan worms: a combined analysis of four gene regions and morphology. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 42: 171-192. DOI:

Schulze, A. 2006. Phylogeny and genetic diversity of palolo worms (Palola, Eunicidae) from the tropical north Pacific and the Caribbean. Biological Bulletin, 210: 25-37.
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