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


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

Selected Publication

  • 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.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Finalist, Blatvanik Award for Young Scientists(2008) , New York Academy of Sciences