The Wall Lab is glad to welcome two new members. Xiaofei Metcalf is joining the lab as an undergrad Lab Assistant, and Jacob Loeffelholz joins as a Research Assistant.
Xiaofei is a second year transfer from Alaska. Her major is biology and a minor in nutrition. In her free time she enjoys hiking, playing sports, reading, and being with friends.
Jacob graduated from University of Wisconsin-Platteville with B.Sc. degrees in Psychology (2016) and Biology (2018), and recently graduated from University of Alabama with a M.Sc. degree in Biological Sciences (2021) (Go Pioneers, and Roll Tide! – he says) His undergraduate and Masters thesis were focused on tardigrade taxonomy, ecology, and genetics. His hobbies include making tardigrade collections from unique places, mycology, astronomy, exploring forests, listening to music, and watching movies. His favorite tardigrade is the Milnesium inceptum.