Biography

I am a first-generation college graduate, and native New Mexican. I enjoy flyfishing, mountain biking and camping. I enjoy music production and studio engineering in my spare time and overclocking hardware for performance PC gaming. I am very excited to be pursuing diagnostic radiology with a particular interest in the technical aspects behind image acquisition and quality.

Areas of Specialty

Neuroradiology

Muskuloskeletal Radiology

Med School: University of New Mexico

Key Publications

Mishra A, Mishra K, Marks AJ, Mishra NC. Prenatal cigarette exposure and development of asthma in progeny. EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine. 2019 Sept. 8(9): 597-599.

Bird CW, Baculis BC, Mayfield JJ, Chavez GJ, Ontiveros T, Paine DJ, Marks AJ, Gonzalez AL, Ron D, Valenzuela CF. The BDNF Val68Met polymorphism modulates how developmental ethanol exposure impacts the hippocampus. Genes, Brain and Behavior. 2018 Apr 24:e12484. doi: 10.1111/gbb.12484.

Marks AJ, Bird CW, Baculis BC, Chavez GJ, Mayfield JJ, Valenzuela CF. A BDNF polymorphism modifies the effects of developmental ethanol exposure. Abstracted in the Journal of Investigative Medicine Jan 2018; 66: 66-287. Oral Abstract at the Western Medical Research Conference, Carmel, CA, 2018.

Languages

English, Spanish

Research

Initial research experience was with neurosciences investigating a BDNF polymorphism of interest known to interact with EtOH exposure in utero in mouse models. Also worked at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute investigating proapoptotic4 Bcl-2 family protein, Bik, and how it influences the viral replication cycle in terms of apoptosis utilizing mouse airway epithelial cells. These studies carried on into medical school. Later on, my research interests pivoted away from bench work to more of a clinical focus from cross-sectional analysis on patient knowledge of non-medical means of controlling hypertension to case reports on the imaging characteristics of aneurysmal bone cyst and body packing. The latter of which was nominated as case of the month for ACR Case in Point.

Courses Taught

  • I taught college level organic chemistry I and II as a supplemental instructor.
  • I helped teach first year medical students basic doctoring skills and physical exam maneuvers.