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Todd J. Cooke (Ph.D., Cornell University, 1979) 
Professor of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics; Director of Integrated Life Sciences in the Honors College.

Dr. Cooke's research interests lie in the development and evolution of green plants and in the process of biology student learning. His awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship and a College Teaching Excellence award, plus three Center for Teaching Excellence-Lilly Foundation Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching awards for designing and/or implementing innovative undergraduate courses. Dr. Cooke was named a Life Science Education Fellow of the National Academies for 2009-2010.

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Sabrina R. Kramer (Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2008) 
Associate Director of Integrated Life Sciences, Honors College

Sabrina has a wide range of research interests ranging from pathogen-host interactions and viruses as templates for nanowires to the support of faculty development and teacher training in higher education. She is a proud University of Maryland alumna (Go Terps!) and formerly the Assistant Director for Faculty Programs at the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center.


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Zabrina S. Anzyl  (Master of Arts, College Student Personnel, 2009)
Assistant Director for Student Services

Zabrina is a proud Terp alum who earned her BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland in 2005.  Her first career was with the National Security Agency before earning her MA in higher education at Bowling Green State University.  Zabrina most recently comes from Bucknell University, and is passionate about advising and mentoring students in their individual pursuit of excellence while normalizing self-care. 

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Joakina Stone (University of Maryland doctoral student)
Graduate Assistant

Joakina is a doctoral student in the Higher Education, Student Affairs program. Her research interests include the academic success of students of color in the STEM fields and examining how national current events impact the leadership identity development of students. She received her Master’s degree in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland in 2010, and earned a bachelors in Speech Communication from Oregon State University. Joakina has worked in several capacities as a student affairs educator and is excited to work with students in Integrated Life Sciences.

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Subhashini Arumugam (University of Maryland, Class of 2020)
Student Office Assistant

Subhashini is a junior bioengineering major, and is pursuing a minor in international engineering. She researches macrophage behavior in the lab of Dr. Helim Espinoza, in order to develop more biocompatible implants. She is a member of various organizations on campus, including a dance team and the UMaryland iGEM team. Upon graduation, she hopes to combine her interests in engineering and medicine as a physician.



Join our Team for the 2018-2019 Academic Year!

We are looking for a new Graduate Assistant to serve as the ILS Student Programs Coordinator.  Check out the full job description here.  Please send materials to ils-honors@umd.edu.