Donald M. Lamkin, Ph.D.
Donald M. Lamkin, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences in the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and a Research Scientist at the Cousins Center for PNI in the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. Dr. Lamkin received his Ph.D. in health psychology from the University of Iowa before completing post doctoral training in neuroimmunology and cancer biology at UCLA. Dr. Lamkin's sresearch focuses on biobehavioral mechanisms in cancer control. Using preclinical models of cancer and bioinformatic analysis of functional genomics, Dr. Lamkin rigorously tests hypotheses on how stress physiology may affect progression of malignancy, particularly in regard to the sympathetic nervous system. With an eye toward translation to clinical populations, Dr. Lamkin also collaborates with clinical investigators at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. His past and present research has been supported by grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the California Breast Cancer Research Program, the NCI Network on Biobehavioral Pathways in Cancer, the UCLA Clinical Translation and Science Institute, the UCLA Older Americans Independence Center, and the UCLA Cousins Center for PNI.