Dr.Martin John

Dr.Martin John Martin

Applied Entomology


Sokoine University of Agriculture
Institute of Pest Management
P.O. Box 3110
Morogoro, Tanzania

Contact Information

Email: martin.john@sua.ac.tz


Dr. John Martin, Martin was born on 4th March 1985 in Morogoro, Tanzania. In 2010, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology & Laboratory Sciences (BLS) from Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro, Tanzania. He enrolled in the College of Agriculture, Environment, and Nutrition Sciences at Tuskegee University (Alabama, USA) in 2011 to pursue a Masters degree in Plant and Soil Sciences (MPSS), which he completed in 2014. In 2021, he received his PhD. in Agriculture Entomology and Pest Control from Northwest Agriculture & Forestry University (Shaanxi, China).

He has worked as an academic staff member in Applied Entomology at Sokoine University of Agriculture since 2014. He teaches agricultural entomology classes. His research focuses on biological insect control, vector biology, parasitology, insect ecology, Insect physiology, biochemistry and immunology, insect systematics, and molecular biology.


Academic Qualifications

  • PhD.2021
    Agriculture Entomology &Pest Control
  • M.Sc. 2014
    Plant & Soil Sciences
  • B.Sc.2010
    Biotechnology & Laboratory Sciences


  • Insect physiology and biochemistry
  • Immunity interaction between natural enemies and their host insect pests
  • Ecology, bionomics and integrated pest management of field insect pests
  • Bio pesticides, natural enemy ecology and insect systematics
  • Interaction between parasites and their host


Bioactivity of Ocimum suave (WILD) extract against African Fall Armyworms (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Maize. Funded by Sokoine University of Agriculture (2022-2024)- Principal Investigator

Rodent management using Ban owls as a biological control in Iringa Region. Funded by Sokoine University of Agriculture (2022-2024)- project team member



Martin, M.J.; Li, Y.; Ma, L.; Feng, Y.; Lu, Z. Fight or Flight? Alternative Defense of the Pea Aphids, Acyrthosiphon pisum on Different Host Plants. Insects 2021, 12, 614. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12070614.

Martin John Martin, Zuqing Hu and Zhiqiang Lu*, “Effects of host plants on the growth, reproduction, and defense in pea aphids, Acyrthosiphon pisum”, Current Chinese Science. 2021;1(6):586-94. https://doi.org/10.2174/2210298101666210914091132.

Martin John Martin, Li Ma, Zhiqiang Lu (2021). Variations in immune responses of the pea aphids Acyrthosiphon pisum feeding on different host plants. Submitted to Arthropod-Plant Interactions. Under review