Diane  Lamkin

Faculty, Biological Sciences

Diane has been a full-time instructor at Mission College since 1990. She teaches human anatomy and physiology courses. Prior to Mission College she taught neuroscience courses at Palmer College of Chiropractic- West and she also was a teaching associate in physiology at U.C. Berkeley.


Ph.D., Physiology, University of California, Berkeley
B.S., Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine
Additional Graduate Work, University of Washington

Courses Taught / Sample Syllabus and Schedule

Human Anatomy Course Syllabus

Human Anatomy Course Schedule

Fast Facts

Diane loves neuroscience:  the brain is endlessly fascinating.

Job-wise, most proud of: Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award, 2005-2006, given by the Associated Student Body of Mission College.

Life-wise, most proud of: her three children, Christine, Erica, and Scott.

Diane also loves to travel, scuba dive, dabble in music, play tennis, ride roller coasters, read, draw, and watch "Dancing with the Stars."

Favorite Quote

"I love science, and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awed by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it." ~ Robert M. Sapolsky



Diane Lamkin

Diane Lamkin
phone: 408-855-5333
email: diane.lamkin@wvm.edu
office: SCI-114