Christina Wahl studies craniofacial development, in particular differentiation of the eye and periocular structures. Her other research interests include the visual ecology of larval and juvenile fishes, the effects of light regimes on sensory system development, and variations in the normal morphology of vertebrate ovaries. She teaches courses in anatomy and physiology, developmental biology, research methods, and vertebrate zoology at Wells College in Aurora, New York. Her husband Ellis Loew is a professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. They have two daughters and they enjoy homebuilding and traveling together.