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 Anna Sorace


Anna G. Sorace, Ph.D.

Director, The Small Animal Imaging Facility in the Advanced Medical Imaging Research Division

Associate Professor, Division of Advanced Medical Imaging Research
asorace@uabmc.edu | VH G082 | 205-934-3116

Anna G. Sorace, Ph.D. completed her undergraduate training at Mississippi State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Biological Engineering. After, she attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham, earning a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, followed by Post-doctoral training at Vanderbilt University, in the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science within the Department of Radiology.

Sorace comes from the University of Texas at Austin where she was an assistant professor in the Departments of Diagnostic Medicine, Oncology, and Biomedical Engineering. She joined the UAB Department of Radiology in 2019 as an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology, with a co-appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and serves as director for the Small Animal Imaging Facility. Additionally, she is an associate scientist for the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Sorace was recognized in Birmingham Business Journal’s “Women to Watch” in 2021. Her current grants include NIH S10, NIH R01, and American Cancer Society RSG. She also received a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Award in 2021 with her mentee Tiara Napier, to enhance mentorship and diversity in graduate scientific research.

Sorace’s broad research interests include improving cancer patient care through translational advancements in cancer imaging. Specifically, she is investigating imaging biomarkers for early response to neoadjuvant and adjuvant cancer treatment and utilizing quantitative imaging to guide and improve drug delivery of current therapies in cancer. She has expertise in multimodality, non-invasive quantitative imaging to improve detection, monitoring and therapy of cancer in both preclinical animal models and clinical cancer research.