Robert Maronpot toxicologic pathology

Sand Photography

“Photographing sand under the microscope is a hobby I started in late 1999 with samples I collected or received from friends. As a veterinary toxicologic pathologist I have access and working knowledge of microscopy equipment and that, together with experience in photomicroscopy, has provided an opportunity to learn about geology and marine biology in examining different sand samples. My interest as a novice in sand has remained keen and I have basically emulated existing and well established professional and active sand related websites to help share the variability and beauty of microscopic features of sand. Creating is also my way of thanking those who have provided sand samples by featuring their contributions.”

Robert Maronpot Toxicologic Pathologist

Robert R. Maronpot, DVM, MS, MPH, DACVP, DABT, was selected by the Awards Committee as the 2008 Society of Toxicologic Pathology Achievement Award recipient. Dr. Maronpot has significantly influenced the field of toxicologic pathology in many different ways, including as a leader, manager, educator, and author. He is internationally recognized and highly respected for his scientific contributions to toxicologic pathology and the advancement of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology (STP). Dr. Maronpot served as president of STP in 2001 and as editor-in-chief of its journal, Toxicologic Pathology, from 2001 to 2004.
Dr. Maronpot received his doctorate of veterinary medicine in 1965 from Michigan State University, an MS in nutritional pathology from Michigan State University in 1966, and