Martin Lukindu is a post-doctoral research associate for Target Malaria in Uganda. Martin joined Target Malaria in 2013 as a field entomology coordinator, and left in 2015 for his doctoral studies. He rejoined the project in 2021 as a post-doctoral research associate.
He is using the close-kin marker-recapture (CKMR) approach to understand the dispersal ranges, fecundity and other aspects of the vector biology of isolated Anopheles gambiae populations in lacustrine islands of Lake Victoria in Uganda. His research is important in guiding potential confined releases of gene drives against malaria vectors in geographically/genetically isolated islands.
He previously worked as a research assistant in the department of entomology at UVRI in which he assessed population genetics, oviposition behaviors and seasonal population dynamics of arboviral vector Aedes africanus in Uganda.
Martin holds a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame, USA, a BSc degree and an MSc in Zoology/Entomology from Makerere University, Uganda. His doctoral dissertation was about molecular tools and genetic approaches for studying the genetic structure of major malaria vectors in Sub-Saharan Africa.