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

Microbial Sciences Institute

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

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

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