Diane Nocco is a native of the Greater Lowell area and a graduate of the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program at UMass Lowell. While studying at UML, she engaged in several research and instructional projects with Profs. Nancy Goodyear and Susan He, and Professor Emeritus Alease Bruce. Since 2010, she has been a Laboratory Instructor within the Department, teaching fundamental experimental chemistry techniques having applications in both the clinical world and biomedical research, specifically in the Physiological Chemistry Laboratory and Organic Structures & Reactions Laboratory courses, and more recently in the Clinical Laboratory Instrumentation Laboratory course. She has a strong passion for hands-on experimental work, especially the type of laboratory techniques with clinical applications, as well as for teaching undergraduate students, which is the driving force behind her pursuit of a career in undergraduate laboratory education. She is creative in helping her students assimilate what they will need to succeed as students and ultimately as professionals in their careers.