Marek was born and raised in Portland, Maine and completed a B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering at The University of Connecticut. He also has an M.S. Automation and Control Engineering from Politecnico di Milano. Marek is a PhD student in the Robotics Engineering department and his research interests include robotic control systems applied to medical technologies and image guided therapy. His current work is developing MRI compatible robots for prostate cancer biopsies.