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Bruce Hammock: From Researching Insects to Helping Humankind

An anise swallowtail caterpillar, Papilio zelicaon. UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock's research on metamorphosis has led to human-focused research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And to think it all began with butterflies. From basic science to applied science. From studying insects to helping humankind. The ovarian cancer research published today in the Proceedings for the National Academy of Science (PNAS) can be traced...

An anise swallowtail caterpillar, Papilio zelicaon. UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock's research on metamorphosis has led to human-focused research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An anise swallowtail caterpillar, Papilio zelicaon. UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock's research on metamorphosis has led to human-focused research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An anise swallowtail caterpillar, Papilio zelicaon. UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock's research on metamorphosis has led to human-focused research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An anise swallowtail,Papilio zelicaon. UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock's research on metamorphosis has led to human-focused research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An anise swallowtail,Papilio zelicaon. UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock's research on metamorphosis has led to human-focused research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An anise swallowtail,Papilio zelicaon. UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock's research on metamorphosis has led to human-focused research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Insect Apocalypse: Where Have All the Insects Gone?

Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis, walks along one of his study areas, Gates Canyon Road, Vacaville. This image was taken Jan. 25, 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Where have all the flowers gone? Long time passing Where have all the flowers gone? Long time ago Where have all the flowers gone? Girls have picked them every one When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?"--Pete Seeger The late folksinger...

Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis, walks along one of his study areas, Gates Canyon Road, Vacaville. This image was taken Jan. 25, 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis, walks along one of his study areas, Gates Canyon Road, Vacaville. This image was taken Jan. 25, 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis, walks along one of his study areas, Gates Canyon Road, Vacaville. This image was taken Jan. 25, 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 4:25 PM

What a Load on This Bumble Bee!

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on Anchusa azurea at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was billed as the second annual Butterfly Summit, hosted last Saturday by Annie's Annuals and Perennials in Richmond. But a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on Anchusa azurea (a member of the borage family), apparently didn't...

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on Anchusa azurea at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on Anchusa azurea at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on Anchusa azurea at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Check out this pollen load of a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on Anchusa azurea at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Check out this pollen load of a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on Anchusa azurea at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Check out this pollen load of a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on Anchusa azurea at Annie's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollen load looks like saddle bags! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pollen load looks like saddle bags! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pollen load looks like saddle bags! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Upsy daisy! Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, goes in head first on Anchusa azurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Upsy daisy! Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, goes in head first on Anchusa azurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Upsy daisy! Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, goes in head first on Anchusa azurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7:29 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Natural Resources

In the News: Hammock and Zhang Labs Target Obesity-Enhanced Colon Cancer

Bruce Hammock is a UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology with a joint appointment at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bruce Hammock, a distinguished professor of entomology with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology who holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, kept busy today--along with his colleagues--answering news media...

Bruce Hammock is a UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology with a joint appointment at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bruce Hammock is a UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology with a joint appointment at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bruce Hammock is a UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology with a joint appointment at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Co-authors Bruce Hammock (center) with Jun Yang (left), a lead co-author and Sung Hee Hwang. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Co-authors Bruce Hammock (center) with Jun Yang (left), a lead co-author and Sung Hee Hwang. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Co-authors Bruce Hammock (center) with Jun Yang (left), a lead co-author and Sung Hee Hwang. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7:53 PM
Focus Area Tags: Health Innovation

Targeting Cystic Fibrosis

UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock, whose research went from insects to human health, is shown here in his office in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A UC Davis entomologist who started his career studying insects--and is now focused on human health--played a key role in newly published research that sheds new light on cystic fibrosis, a chronic, progressive and genetic disease characterized by...

UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock, whose research went from insects to human health, is shown here in his office in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock, whose research went from insects to human health, is shown here in his office in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock, whose research went from insects to human health, is shown here in his office in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis researchers Jun Yang (left) and Christophe Morisseau of the Hammock lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis researchers Jun Yang (left) and Christophe Morisseau of the Hammock lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis researchers Jun Yang (left) and Christophe Morisseau of the Hammock lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 4:12 PM

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