Anna Marie Sokac
Anna Marie Sokac is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Dr. Sokac received her undergraduate degree with Honors from Carnegie Mellon University. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Wieschaus Lab at Princeton University. She started her independent career at Baylor College of Medicine, where she was promoted to the associate professor level. In 2019, she moved her lab to the University of Illinois.
Dr. Sokac is a cell and developmental biologist. Throughout her career, she has studied how the actin cytoskeleton drives embryonic morphogenesis. Currently, her lab uses the Drosophila embryo to identify mechanisms of actin regulation that impact both the fidelity and stress resistance of morphogenesis.