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No Generation Gap in this 'Family of Scientists'

Thomas Sparks at his desk. He was the first graduate student of UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock.

Let's see...John Casida, Bruce Hammock and now Thomas Sparks. You probably recognize their names as exemplary scientists affiliated with the...

Thomas Sparks at his desk. He was the first graduate student of UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock.
Thomas Sparks at his desk. He was the first graduate student of UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock.

Thomas Sparks at his desk. He was the first graduate student of UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock.

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...

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...

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...

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)

Water Warriors Bracing for Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle

Undergraduate biological sciences major Andrew Kisin of the Aldrin Gomes lab, UC Davis Department of Neurbiology, PHysiology and Behavior, tosses a container of water at Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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Undergraduate biological sciences major Andrew Kisin of the Aldrin Gomes lab, UC Davis Department of Neurbiology, PHysiology and Behavior, tosses a container of water at Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Undergraduate biological sciences major Andrew Kisin of the Aldrin Gomes lab, UC Davis Department of Neurbiology, PHysiology and Behavior, tosses a container of water at Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Undergraduate biological sciences major Andrew Kisin of the Aldrin Gomes lab, UC Davis Department of Neurbiology, PHysiology and Behavior, tosses a container of water at Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In this 2017 photo, Bruce Hammock douses Louisa Lol, who served as his executive administrative assistant before moving to Michigan. Her husband, Kin Sing Stephen Lee, formerly of the Hammock lab, is on the faculty of Michigan State University's Pharmacology and Toxicology. She serves as an administrative assistant at the university. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In this 2017 photo, Bruce Hammock douses Louisa Lol, who served as his executive administrative assistant before moving to Michigan. Her husband, Kin Sing Stephen Lee, formerly of the Hammock lab, is on the faculty of Michigan State University's Pharmacology and Toxicology. She serves as an administrative assistant at the university. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In this 2017 photo, Bruce Hammock douses Louisa Lol, who served as his executive administrative assistant before moving to Michigan. Her husband, Kin Sing Stephen Lee, formerly of the Hammock lab, is on the faculty of Michigan State University's Pharmacology and Toxicology. She serves as an administrative assistant at the university. (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 2018 photo,
In this 2018 photo, "splash brothers" Bruce Hammock (left) and Christophe Morisseau go at it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In this 2018 photo, "splash brothers" Bruce Hammock (left) and Christophe Morisseau go at it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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