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.
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.
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.
Rachel Smith (University of Maryland MPH student)
Rachel is a first-year graduate student studying to earn her master’s degree in public health,
concentrating in epidemiology. She earned her BS degree in biology with a minor in Spanish at East Tennessee State University. While earning her undergraduate degree, Rachel was very active with the school’s student programming board and became passionate about using programming to enhance campus life. She is excited to use her science background and student programming experience to assist ILS students and provide a supportive and engaging learning experience at the University of Maryland.
Christine Wan (University of Maryland, Class of 2021)
Student Office Assistant
Christine is a sophomore neruobiology and physiology major. She researches the molecular mechanisms of progerin (Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome) in the lab of Dr. Kan Cao to understand progerin's effects on cardiovascular cells and in aging. She is a member of various organizations on campus, including the badminton team and UMaryland iGEM team. Upon graduation, Christine hopes to pursue MPH and MD degrees.