The Laboratory of Pesticide Biotechnology
The biochemical basis of human and environment interactions has been the long term theme of research and training in the Hammock Laboratory. Led by Dr. Hammock, a member of the National Academy of Science, our team of over 40 scientists and students employ a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to research that delves into basic questions of biology and biochemistry that have practical implications for improving both human and environmental health.
Immunoassay / Biosensor
Metabolomics / Mass Spectrometry
Lab News and Highlights
• FDA's ban on Triclosan (Sept 23, 2016)
The triclosan study was initiated through the Superfund Research Program lead by Bruce on campus. The study shows that triclosan can harm human body in few different ways. Here are few research papers from our lab related to triclosan studies.
• Surprise discoveries in Science and Chronic Pain Research (Aug 20, 2016)
A fascinating story about how caterpillars become butterflies and then led to discoveries about chronic pain.
• Shirley's 40 years of service (Aug 5, 2016)
Besides Bruce, every single generation in this lab knows Shirley. She is not only a scientist, a mentor, the lab mom but also a friend of everyone. After so many years working here, she is saying goodbye to all of us.
• 13th Annual Hammock Lab Water Balloon Fight (July 25, 2016)
What is better than no work but play all day long and still get paid? The water balloon fight is the lab annual event that draws everybody together, leave work behind and have not some, but a lot of fun!
Bora and Ahmed Bettaieb from Haj lab discovered that the significant driver of neuropathic pain is ER stress. With this fundamental discovery, it probably helps open new ways to control chronic pain.