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Principal Investigator - Dr. Bruce Hammock

Distinguished Professor of Entomology & Nematology at UCD

Comprehensive Cancer Center

Director, NIEHS-UCD Superfund Research Program



90 Briggs Hall

Tel:   (530) 752-7519

Fax:  (530) 752-1537


Learn More about Bruce here!




B.S.    Entomology/Zoology & Chemistry, Louisiana State University, LA

Ph.D.  Entomology/Toxicology, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Research Interests


1. Immunochemistry

Develop the technologies for application of immunochemistry to toxicological & environmental research. Develop mono- and polyclonal based immunoassays for environmental contaminants. Develop immunoassay systems to evaluate human exposure. Explore monoclonal, polyclonal and cloned antibodies for biosensor development.


2. Insect Research

Exploit a fundamental understanding of insect developmental biology for the control of insect pests. Develop site-directed inhibitors for enzymes involved in juvenile hormone metabolism. Design chemical and biochemical agents for the disruption of insect development. Use cloned proteins expressed in baculovirus vectors for insect control. Investigate regulation of endocrine events at the molecular level.


3. Mammalian Research

Examine effect of hepatic enzymes on foreign compounds in diet & the influence of these compounds on hepatic enzymes. Examine the mechanism of action of nongenotoxic carcinogens & their influence on esterases, epoxide hydrolases, & glutathione transferases. Design selective inhibitors, substrates & purification systems for hepatic esterases & epoxide hydrolases. Clone and hyper-express esterases and epoxide hydrolases for structural and toxicological studies.

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