Martin received his doctorate in cell and molecular biology from the University of Strasbourg, France, through training fellowship from the BioMalPar-EMBL programme. His research interests primarily focus on malaria with a bias on host-pathogen interactions. For his PhD. thesis, he worked on antiplasmodial immunity in mosquitos. After which, he joined KWTRP and started working on malaria parasite gene regulation associated with parasite adaption to its environment. Besides his research, he oversees the strategic and operational management of the KEMRI-WellcomeTrust Biobank a vital resource supporting various scientific research projects. He has a passion for capacity building of local scientists for which he spearheaded the development of the Pwani University Bioscience Research Centre (PUBReC) and recently received funding from the Kenyan government national research fund. The Future of Health Research- Biobanks
His current work seeks to understand and exploit parasite adaptation to host immunity and has received support from the Royal Society UK through the FLAIR fellowship. His research interest cut across other topics involving an omics approach in understanding infectious diseases3-5.