Jose Carvajal (2016-2019)

Research Scientist

Molecular Systematics Unit


Jose Carvajal, Research Scientist WA Museum


(08) 9212 3865


  • Phylogenetics, phylogeography and population genetics
  • Bioinformatics and computational biology

Selected Publications

Rouse, GW, Wilson, NG, Carvajal, JI & Vrijenhoek, RC (2016). New deep-sea species of Xenoturbella and the position of Xenacoelomorpha. Nature 530: 94-97.

Rouse G. W., Carvajal, J. I., & Pleijel, F. (2018) Phylogeny of Hesionidae (Aciculata, Annelida), with five new species from deep-sea eastern Pacific methane seeps, and resolution of the affinity of Hesiolyra. Invertebrate Systematics 32(5) 1050-1068.

Watson, C, Carvajal, JI, Sergeeva, NG, Pleijel, F, & Rouse, GW (2016). Free-living calamyzin chrysopetalids (Annelida) from methane seeps, anoxic basins, and whale falls. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 177(4):  700-719.

Carvajal, JI (2012). Postmating transcriptional changes in brains of con-and heterospecifically mated Drosophila mojavensis females. MS Thesis University of California, San Diego.

Miller, AK, Kerr, AM, Paulay, G, Reich, M, Wilson, NG, Carvajal, JI, & Rouse, GW (2017). Molecular phylogeny of extant Holothuroidea (Echinodermata). Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 111: 110-131.