Christine Jacobs-Wagner received her BS in biochemistry from the University of Liège in Belgium and her PhD from the University of Liège and the Karolinska Institute. As a post-doctoral fellow she worked with Lucy Shapiro at Stanford University. In 2001, Jacobs-Wagner moved to Yale University where she is currently a Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Director of the Microbial Sciences Institute. Jacobs-Wagner also has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator since 2008. Her lab investigates the spatial and temporal organization of molecules inside bacteria and the impact of this organization on bacterial function and behavior.
Jacobs-Wagner’s pioneering research has been recognized with a Pew Scholar Award, the American Society for Cell Biology Women in Cell Biology Junior Award, and the Eli Lilly Award from the American Society of Microbiology.