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Dr. Martin Rono

Head Of Biobank Research Group


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. Martin took on primary responsibility for the Biobank work in 2017 onwards, and has strong links with Pwani University and the joint research facility PUBREC