Marcin was born in Lublin, a city in southeast Poland. There he discovered his passion for biology. He completed his PhD at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, where he was studying changes in cell signaling and metabolic aspects of Niemann-Pick type C disease. Now his scientific attention is directed towards regulation of cell division and F-BAR proteins. His non-scientific interests are reading, photography and traveling with his wife.