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: Genetics and Genomics

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


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

Selected Publication

  • 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.

Latest Honor and Recognition

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