Christine Jacobs-Wagner

Director of the Microbial Diversity Institute; HHMI Investigator

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Microbiology | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Microbial Sciences Institute

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Microbial Pathogenesis

Research Interests

Cell division; chromosome segregation; cell cycle coordination; cell morphogenesis, cytokeleton, cell polarity more...


  • M.S., University of Liege, Belgium, 1991
  • Ph.D., University of Liege, Belgium, 1996

Selected Publications

  • Montero Llopis P, Jackson AF, Sliusarenko O, Surovtsev I, Heinritz J, Emonet T, and Jacobs-Wagner C. (2010) Spatial organization of the flow of genetic information in bacteria. NAture, 466:77-81.
  • Schofield WB, Lim HC, And Jacobs-Wagner C. (2010) Cell cycle coordination and regulation of bacterial chromosome segregation dynamics by polarly localized proteins. EMBO J, 29:3068-81.
  • Alyahya A, Alexander R, Costa T, Henriques A, Emonet T, Jacobs-Wagner C (2009) Rod Z, a component of the bacterial core morphogenic apparatus. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 106, 1239-1244.



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