"From Butterflies to Blood Pressure" is topic of 2010 Fall Lecture Series

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Nov 30, 2010

Bruce Hammock
Bruce Hammock
A University of California at Davis professor who discovered new remedies for hypertension and pain will give two free talks on the UH Mānoa campus as part of the Fall 2010 Distinguished Lecture Series.
Bruce Hammock, who is a UC Davis Distinguished Professor of Entomology and the Cancer Center, is director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Institutes of Health Superfund Basic Research Program Project at his campus.  He is also a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. 
His public lecture, “From Butterflies to Blood Pressure,” will be given at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 16, at the Architecture Auditorium. His talk will cover topics ranging from insect development to human inflammatory, pain mitigation, hypertension, cancer and blood pressure.
On Monday, December 20, Hammock will address a noontime brownbag lunch at the Agricultural Science Building Room 219 on “Synergistic Polypharma Approaches to Therapy: How to Do It, and How to Translate It.”  He will share his experiences of translating research advances.
Throughout his career spanning four decades, Hammock has authored more than 800 research publications and received more than $70 million in research grants. He also established Arête Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company, and Synthia LLC, a nanotechnology development company. 
There is a flat-rate fee of $4 for parking on campus or in the Parking Structure prior to 4:00 p.m. Cost is $5 after 4:00 p.m. 
See Hammock’s website at http://www.biopestlab.ucdavis.edu/