Christine Jacobs-Wagner

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Christine Jacobs-Wagner is a Professor at the Departments of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and of Microbial Pathogenesis. She also is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In 2014, she became the Director of the Microbial Sciences Institute at Yale University. Dr. Jacobs-Wagner studies the inner workings of bacteria and their role in cellular physiology and morphogenesis. Over the years, her laboratory has made major contributions in the emerging field of Bacterial Cell Biology. Her research program examines the temporal and spatial mechanisms involved in cell morphogenesis, spatial patterning, chromosome segregation and cell cycle control, using Caulobacter crescentus, Escherichia coli and Borrelia burgdorferi as model bacteria. Her laboratory uses a multidisciplinary approach that integrates genetics, biochemistry, quantitative cell imaging, and computational modeling.

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