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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

Contact Information

Christine Jacobs-Wagner, PhD

Mailing Address

  • ABC 317B

    PO BOX 27388

    West Haven, CT, 06516

    United States

Christine Jacobs-Wagner
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Education & Training

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


  • 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

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
National Academy of Sciences2015
Ely Lilly AwardAmerican Society of Microbiology2011
WALS lectureNational Institute of Health2009
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator appointmentHHMI2008
Finalist, Blatvanik Award for Young ScientistsNew York Academy of Sciences2008
Women in Cell Biology awardAmerican Society of Cell Biology2007
Pew Scholarship Award in the Biomedical SciencesPEW Charitable Trust2003
Grand Prize Winner of the Young Scientist AwardGE & Science1997

Departments & Organizations