Anke is a lecturer for the MBS program. She studied biology at the University of Bremen, Germany and received her PhD in botany from the University of Basel, Switzerland. Following a postdoc at the University of Tübingen, she worked as a senior research associate in the department of Plant and Microbial Biology at the University of Minnesota. One major topic of Anke's research has been understanding how plants acquire and distribute nutrients throughout the organism. She has focused on the role of plant membrane transporters, specifically transporters for sucrose and other sugars, as well as amino acids and ammonium.