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Our Story Begins with a Kid Bred and Born in Arkansas...

Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor, has won a $6 million federal grant for his innovative and visionary health research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Our story begins with a kid bred and born in Arkansas. You may have seen the news article about the distinguished professor at the University of California, Davis, who won a $6 million, eight-year "Outstanding Investigator" federal grant for his...

Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor, has won a $6 million federal grant for his innovative and visionary health research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor, has won a $6 million federal grant for his innovative and visionary health research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor, has won a $6 million federal grant for his innovative and visionary health research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How This Tiny Warrior Crashed the Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle

Jasmine Morisseau, 10, holds a male praying mantis, a Stagmomantis limbata, the tiniest warrior at the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

He wasn't invited, but he crashed the party anyway. A few minutes before the 16th annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle began on the Briggs Hall lawn at the  University of California, Davis, water warrior Jasmine Morriseau, 10, noticed...

Jasmine Morisseau, 10, holds a male praying mantis, a Stagmomantis limbata, the tiniest warrior at the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jasmine Morisseau, 10, holds a male praying mantis, a Stagmomantis limbata, the tiniest warrior at the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jasmine Morisseau, 10, holds a male praying mantis, a Stagmomantis limbata, the tiniest warrior at the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Filling water balloons for the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle are (from left) Yuan Ding, visiting graduate student; Dongyang Li, assistant project scientist; and Deguang Liu, visiting scholar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Filling water balloons for the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle are (from left) Yuan Ding, visiting graduate student; Dongyang Li, assistant project scientist; and Deguang Liu, visiting scholar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Filling water balloons for the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle are (from left) Yuan Ding, visiting graduate student; Dongyang Li, assistant project scientist; and Deguang Liu, visiting scholar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some 2000 colorful water balloons are ready to be tossed. In the background is water warrior Lea Barnych, 4, whose mother Natalia Vasylieva is a researcher in the Bruce Hammock lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Some 2000 colorful water balloons are ready to be tossed. In the background is water warrior Lea Barnych, 4, whose mother Natalia Vasylieva is a researcher in the Bruce Hammock lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some 2000 colorful water balloons are ready to be tossed. In the background is water warrior Lea Barnych, 4, whose mother Natalia Vasylieva is a researcher in the Bruce Hammock lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock catches a water balloon tossed at him. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock catches a water balloon tossed at him. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock catches a water balloon tossed at him. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Splash! It was an international soakfest at the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle, with eight  countries represented. That's Hammock in the center getting sprayed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Splash! It was an international soakfest at the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle, with eight countries represented. That's Hammock in the center getting sprayed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Splash! It was an international soakfest at the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle, with eight countries represented. That's Hammock in the center getting sprayed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Christophe Morisseau, a researcher in the Hammock lab and coordinator of the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle, gets drenched. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Christophe Morisseau, a researcher in the Hammock lab and coordinator of the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle, gets drenched. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Christophe Morisseau, a researcher in the Hammock lab and coordinator of the Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle, gets drenched. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gregory Zebouni, account manager for the Hammock lab, gets drenched. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gregory Zebouni, account manager for the Hammock lab, gets drenched. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gregory Zebouni, account manager for the Hammock lab, gets drenched. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The water warriors pose for a group portrait following the 16th annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The water warriors pose for a group portrait following the 16th annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The water warriors pose for a group portrait following the 16th annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Here's Why Your Workplace Needs a Water Balloon Battle

This is researcher Christophe Morisseau's water balloon battle poster, now on display in the Briggs Hall basement, outside his office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The posters displayed at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion last August in the UC Davis Conference Center epitomized state-of-the-art scientific research.   Typical of the posters, all by Hammock lab affiliates: "Insect Gut--Pathogen...

This is researcher Christophe Morisseau's water balloon battle poster, now on display in the Briggs Hall basement, outside his office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is researcher Christophe Morisseau's water balloon battle poster, now on display in the Briggs Hall basement, outside his office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is researcher Christophe Morisseau's water balloon battle poster, now on display in the Briggs Hall basement, outside his office. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Water warrior Bruce Hammock gets doused. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Water warrior Bruce Hammock gets doused. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Water warrior Bruce Hammock gets doused. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Research posters at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion were mostly scientific--except for several fun ones, including a water balloon battle poster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Research posters at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion were mostly scientific--except for several fun ones, including a water balloon battle poster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Research posters at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion were mostly scientific--except for several fun ones, including a water balloon battle poster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Researcher Christophe Morisseau (right) of the Hammock lab shows photos of previous water balloon battles to two colleagues. In the center is Kin Sing Stephen Lee of Michigan State University, an alumnus of the Hammock lab, and Bruce Graham Hammock (son of Distinguished Professor Bruce Dupree Hammock) of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Researcher Christophe Morisseau (right) of the Hammock lab shows photos of previous water balloon battles to two colleagues. In the center is Kin Sing Stephen Lee of Michigan State University, an alumnus of the Hammock lab, and Bruce Graham Hammock (son of Distinguished Professor Bruce Dupree Hammock) of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Researcher Christophe Morisseau (right) of the Hammock lab shows photos of previous water balloon battles to two colleagues. In the center is Kin Sing Stephen Lee of Michigan State University, an alumnus of the Hammock lab, and Bruce Graham Hammock (son of Distinguished Professor Bruce Dupree Hammock) of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cindy McReynolds (left) of the Bruce Hammock lab talks about her scientfic poster at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion, held last August at the UC Davis Conference Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cindy McReynolds (left) of the Bruce Hammock lab talks about her scientfic poster at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion, held last August at the UC Davis Conference Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cindy McReynolds (left) of the Bruce Hammock lab talks about her scientfic poster at the Bruce Hammock Alumni Lab Reunion, held last August at the UC Davis Conference Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fun at the lab reunion: Karen Wagner, Hammock lab alumnus, takes a selfie with Jim Sanborn, retired from UC Davis; researcher Christophe Morisseau of the Hammock lab,  and Kin Sing Stephen Lee of Michigan State University, an alumnus of the Hammock lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Fun at the lab reunion: Karen Wagner, Hammock lab alumnus, takes a selfie with Jim Sanborn, retired from UC Davis; researcher Christophe Morisseau of the Hammock lab, and Kin Sing Stephen Lee of Michigan State University, an alumnus of the Hammock lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fun at the lab reunion: Karen Wagner, Hammock lab alumnus, takes a selfie with Jim Sanborn, retired from UC Davis; researcher Christophe Morisseau of the Hammock lab, and Kin Sing Stephen Lee of Michigan State University, an alumnus of the Hammock lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Big Balloon Battle at Briggs: Just Call It '15 Minutes of Aim'

Water warrior Bruce Hammock dumps water on Kevin Cloonan, then a graduate student in the Walter Leal lab. (2012  photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Just call it "15 Minutes of Aim." That's how long it takes to toss 2,000 water balloons. Or, rather, that's how long it takes the Bruce Hammock laboratory at the University of California, Davis, to toss 2,000 water balloons. The 15th annual Bruce...

Water warrior Bruce Hammock dumps water on Kevin Cloonan, then a graduate student in the Walter Leal lab. (2012  photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Water warrior Bruce Hammock dumps water on Kevin Cloonan, then a graduate student in the Walter Leal lab. (2012 photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Water warrior Bruce Hammock dumps water on Kevin Cloonan, then a graduate student in the Walter Leal lab. (2012 photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In this 2012 photo, Hammock lab researcher Christophe Morisseau chases a fellow water warrior, postdoctoral scholar Pingxi Xu of the Walter Leal lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In this 2012 photo, Hammock lab researcher Christophe Morisseau chases a fellow water warrior, postdoctoral scholar Pingxi Xu of the Walter Leal lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In this 2012 photo, Hammock lab researcher Christophe Morisseau chases a fellow water warrior, postdoctoral scholar Pingxi Xu of the Walter Leal lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In this 2017 photo, Hammock lab administrator Cindy McReynolds, now a doctoral student in the Hammock lab, tries to avoid a balloon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In this 2017 photo, Hammock lab administrator Cindy McReynolds, now a doctoral student in the Hammock lab, tries to avoid a balloon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In this 2017 photo, Hammock lab administrator Cindy McReynolds, now a doctoral student in the Hammock lab, tries to avoid a balloon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In this 2017 photo, Bruce Hammock douses Louisa Lo, who was his executive administrative assistant before moving to Michigan with her family. Her husband, Kin Sing Stephen Lee, is is on the faculty of Michigan State University's Pharmacology and Toxicology, while she is an administrative assistant at the university. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In this 2017 photo, Bruce Hammock douses Louisa Lo, who was his executive administrative assistant before moving to Michigan with her family. Her husband, Kin Sing Stephen Lee, is is on the faculty of Michigan State University's Pharmacology and Toxicology, while she is an administrative assistant at the university. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In this 2017 photo, Bruce Hammock douses Louisa Lo, who was his executive administrative assistant before moving to Michigan with her family. Her husband, Kin Sing Stephen Lee, is is on the faculty of Michigan State University's Pharmacology and Toxicology, while she is an administrative assistant at the university. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Why You Should Read This Blog about Acute Kidney Injury Research

Distinguished professor Bruce Hammock at his computer. He holds a joint appointment with the Department of Entomology and UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's not an easy paper to understand--unless you're a scientist or a physician. Make that a scientist who knows about soluble epoxide hydrolase, and a physician who knows about acute kidney injury (AKI), formerly called acute renal failure. "It makes...

Professor Jun-Yan Liu of Tongji University, Shanghai, China, is a former postgraduate researcher and assistant project scientist in the Hammock lab.
Professor Jun-Yan Liu of Tongji University, Shanghai, China, is a former postgraduate researcher and assistant project scientist in the Hammock lab.

Professor Jun-Yan Liu of Tongji University, Shanghai, China, is a former postgraduate researcher and assistant project scientist in the Hammock lab.

 
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