Christine Jacobs-Wagner

Christine Jacobs-Wagner
The Jacobs-Wagner group studies the temporal and spatial mechanisms involved in bacterial cell replication, with emphasis on chromosome dynamics, cell division, cell cycle regulation, and cell morphogenesis. Our approach combines bacterial genetics and biochemistry with quantitative cell imaging and mathematical modeling. For our experimental studies, we primarily use Escherichia coli, Caulobacter crescentus and the Lyme disease pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi as model systems.