Christine Jacobs-Wagner

Director of the Microbial Sciences 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 BiologyMicrobial Pathogenesis

Research Interests

Bacterial multiplication, 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

  • Campos M, Surovtsev IV, Kato S, Paintdakhi A, Beltran B, Ebmeier SE, Jacobs-Wagner C (2014). A constant size extension drives bacterial cell size homeostasis. Cell 159:1433-46.
  • Lim HC, Surovtsev IV, Beltran BG, Huang F, Bewersdorf J, Jacobs-Wagner C (2014). Evidence for a DNA-relay mechanism in ParABS-mediated chromosome segregation. Elife 3:e02758.
  • Parry BR, Surovtsev IV, Cabeen MT, O'Hern CS, Dufresne ER, Jacobs-Wagner C (2014) The bacterial cytoplasm has glass-like properties and is fluidized by metabolic activity. Cell 156:183-94.



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