Dr. Sam Marquez Among 2024 AAA Fellows

By Office of the President | Feb 20, 2024

Sam MarquezCongratulations to Sam Marquez, Ph.D., Professor in the Departments of Cell Biology and Otolaryngology, who was recently announced as a 2024 Fellow by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA). The AAA is proud to recognize 18 individuals out of its 2,455 members who have exemplified the association’s core values: community, respect, inclusion, integrity, and discovery.

The AAA awards program annually provides over $650,000 in awards, research grants, and scholarships, with many recipients achieving significant success in their careers. These award recipients will be celebrated at the Anatomy Connected Conference in Toronto, Canada, this March.

Marquez expressed gratitude for being recognized by AAA, stating, “Being recognized by my AAA idols, mentors, and peers is a cherished honor, reaffirming my commitment to fostering curiosity, deep understanding, and innovation in anatomy education.”

Dr. Marquez’s specialization as a functional craniofacial comparative anatomist focuses on the evolution of the nose and paranasal sinuses in living and extinct humans, great apes, and terrestrial mammals.

Beyond his research, Dr. Márquez is deeply involved in medical education, serving as the Co-Discipline Director of Anatomy in the College of Medicine, Director of Anatomy in the School of Health Professions, and participating in the Admissions Committee at Downstate. He has mentored over 120 SUNY Downstate students and facilitated their presentation of anatomical research at AAA’s annual conferences.

With over two decades of service, Dr. Márquez has actively contributed to AAA, currently serving on the Board of Directors. Despite his numerous commitments, he considers AAA his professional home, attributing his growth and achievements to his association with the society—a sentiment echoed by many both before and after him.

Tags: Cell Biology