Murray K. Marks, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Murray Marks
72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)


Dr. Murray Marks is an Adjunct Associate Professor for the Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology. He holds a joint appointment, at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, with both the Department of Pathology and the Department of General Dentistry as an Associate Professor. He is a core faculty member and Director of the Forensic Odontology Program at the University of Tennessee, the only postgraduate curriculum of its kind in the country to offer intensive case-based exposure and training for residents in the field of Forensic Dentistry. Dr. Marks was instrumental in launching the program in 2014.

Dr. Marks earned his Doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, his Master of Arts in Biological Anthropology from the University of Arkansas, and his Bachelors of Science degree in Anthropology from Illinois State University. In addition, he is a board certified forensic anthropologist, and consults with the East Tennessee Medical Examiner’s Office, national (FBI), state (TBI), and local law enforcement officials. His research interests lie in mineralized tissue biology and histology, dental enamel histopathology, skeletal trauma histology, fetal dental development, soft tissue decomposition, bioarcheology, and human identification/forensic anthropology.


  • University of Tennessee, PhD
  • University of Arkansas, MA
  • Illinois State University, BS


  • Published on 10/27/2017

    Faillace KE, Bethard JD, Marks MK. The applicability of dental wear in age estimation for a modern American population. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2017 Dec; 164(4):776-787. PMID: 29076127.

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  • Published on 5/1/2015

    Sterrett JD, Marks M, Dunlap J, Swann J, Schrock K. The effects of scanning electron microscopy desiccation preparation on demineralized dentin surfaces. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2015 May-Jun; 35(3):403-8. PMID: 25909528.

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  • Published on 4/1/2015

    Wilson L, Bradshaw JP, Marks MK. Amelogenesis Imperfecta, Facial Esthetics and Snap-On Smile. J Tenn Dent Assoc. 2015 Spring-Summer; 95(1):18-21; quiz 22-3. PMID: 26433999.

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  • Published on 10/1/2014

    Coulter JM, Wilson OL, Marks MK. Management of traumatic tooth injuries in the dental office. J Tenn Dent Assoc. 2014 Fall-Winter; 94(2):31-7; quiz 38-9. PMID: 25842465.

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  • Published on 5/2/2014

    Franklin D, Cardini A, Flavel A, Marks MK. Morphometric analysis of pelvic sexual dimorphism in a contemporary Western Australian population. Int J Legal Med. 2014 Sep; 128(5):861-72. PMID: 24789357.

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  • Published on 9/29/2012

    Franklin D, Cardini A, Flavel A, Kuliukas A, Marks MK, Hart R, Oxnard C, O'Higgins P. Concordance of traditional osteometric and volume-rendered MSCT interlandmark cranial measurements. Int J Legal Med. 2013 Mar; 127(2):505-20. PMID: 23052442.

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  • Published on 12/10/2011

    Franklin D, Flavel A, Kuliukas A, Cardini A, Marks MK, Oxnard C, O'Higgins P. Estimation of sex from sternal measurements in a Western Australian population. Forensic Sci Int. 2012 Apr 10; 217(1-3):230.e1-5. PMID: 22154530.

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  • Published on 8/27/2011

    Lochmuller CM, Marks MK, Mileusnic-Polchan D, Cogswell SC. Misidentification of a transverse occipital suture as a persistent mendosal suture. J Pediatr. 2011 Nov; 159(5):876-7. PMID: 21875716.

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  • Published on 5/1/2007

    Marks MK, Hamilton MD. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. Metastatic Carcinoma: Palaeopathology and Differential Diagnosis. 2007; 17(3):217-234.

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  • Published on 6/1/1999

    Marks MK. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Human Dental Development, Morphology, and Pathology—A Tribute to Albert A. Dahlberg. 1999; 109(2):276-279.

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