For two years, Justin Rheubert ’08 has been conducting extensive research in histology with Assistant Professor of Biology Kevin Gribbins, which has resulted in one peer-reviewed published article, another article currently under
review and three other manuscripts now in the preparation phase.
This July, Rheubert will add a major symposium presentation to his already impressive undergraduate resume when he attends, as an invited guest, the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Montreal, Canada, with Gribbins.
“He is doing research that is master’s level and above,” Gribbins said. “He is also doing studies in the field of histology that I did during my Ph.D. and master’s at the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Biological Sciences.”
Histology is a branch of anatomy that deals with the minute structure of animal and plant tissues as discernible with the microscope. During the symposium, Rheubert and Gribbins will present some of their findings outlined in their manuscript titled “History of the Cottonmouth Snake, Agkistrodon piscivourou.”