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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)

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 3:07 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Family, Innovation

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)

Posted on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 2:18 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

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)

Posted on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 4:43 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

A UC Davis Soakfest That's 15 Minutes of Aim

Scene One: UC Davis undergraduate student Andrew Kisin of the Aldrin Gomes lab, charges toward distinguished professor Bruce Hammock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Take one distinguished professor and one undergraduate student. Be sure it's a warm summer day. Then just add water. What do you get? An epic...

Scene One: UC Davis undergraduate student Andrew Kisin of the Aldrin Gomes lab, charges toward distinguished professor Bruce Hammock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Scene One: UC Davis undergraduate student Andrew Kisin of the Aldrin Gomes lab, charges toward distinguished professor Bruce Hammock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scene One: UC Davis undergraduate student Andrew Kisin of the Aldrin Gomes lab, charges toward distinguished professor Bruce Hammock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scene Two: Student Andrew Kisin finds his target, Bruce Hammock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Scene Two: Student Andrew Kisin finds his target, Bruce Hammock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scene Two: Student Andrew Kisin finds his target, Bruce Hammock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scene Three: Bruce Hammock is feeling the effects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Scene Three: Bruce Hammock is feeling the effects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scene Three: Bruce Hammock is feeling the effects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scene 4: The water slides off of Bruce Hammock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Scene 4: The water slides off of Bruce Hammock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scene 4: The water slides off of Bruce Hammock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Proving himself an elite water warrior, Bruce Hammock nonchalantly empties a bucket of water on his doctoral student, Cindy McReynolds.
Proving himself an elite water warrior, Bruce Hammock nonchalantly empties a bucket of water on his doctoral student, Cindy McReynolds. "I thought I dodged it," she later said. She did not. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Proving himself an elite water warrior, Bruce Hammock nonchalantly empties a bucket of water on his doctoral student, Cindy McReynolds. "I thought I dodged it," she later said. She did not. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gotcha! Hammock lab researcher Christopher Morisseau (right), who coordinates the annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle, scores a direct hit! Bruce Hammock smiles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gotcha! Hammock lab researcher Christopher Morisseau (right), who coordinates the annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle, scores a direct hit! Bruce Hammock smiles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gotcha! Hammock lab researcher Christopher Morisseau (right), who coordinates the annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle, scores a direct hit! Bruce Hammock smiles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The water warriors pose for a group photo, marking the finish of the 15th annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The water warriors pose for a group photo, marking the finish of the 15th annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The water warriors pose for a group photo, marking the finish of the 15th annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle. (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...

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)

 
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