Christine Jacobs-Wagner, PhD

William H. Fleming, M.D. Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and of Microbial Pathogenesis; HHMI Investigator; Director of Microbial Sciences Institute

Departments & Organizations

Microbial Pathogenesis: Jacobs-Wagner Lab

Faculty Research

Microbial Sciences Institute

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Quantitative Biology, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BQBS): Cell Cycle and Signal Transduction; DNA Dynamics and Transcriptional Regulation | Microbiology: Bacteria; Molecular Genetics | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Cell Biology; Genetics and Genomics; Imaging (super-resolution); Molecular Mechanisms; Quantitative/Systems Biology; RNA Biology

Education & Training

PhD University of Liege, Belgium, Biochemistry (1996)
MS University of Liege, Belgium, Biochemistry (1991)
EMBO Postdoctoral Fellow Stanford Medical School

Honors & Recognition

  • National Academy of Sciences (2015)

  • Ely Lilly AwardAmerican Society of Microbiology (2011)

  • WALS lectureNational Institute of Health (2009)

  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator appointmentHHMI (2008)

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

  • Women in Cell Biology awardAmerican Society of Cell Biology (2007)

  • Pew Scholarship Award in the Biomedical SciencesPEW Charitable Trust (2003)

  • Grand Prize Winner of the Young Scientist AwardGE & Science (1997)


  • Cell morphogenesis in Caulobacter crescentus Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom (2004 - 2013)

    1. Investigation of how cytoskeletal elements affect cell wall morphogenesis in bacteria
    2. Analysis of peptidoglycan composition in C. crescentus

Edit this profile

Contact Info

Christine Jacobs-Wagner, PhD
Mailing Address
ABC 317BPO BOX 27388
West Haven, CT 06516

Jacobs-Wagner Lab