Australian Alumni of the Philippines: Dr. Rene Abesamis (James Cook University)
“Australia offers very good scholarship programs. I was an Australian aid scholar during my masters study and I was also a recipient of the international post-graduate research scholarship during my PhD studies… Australia has one of the best marine biology programs in the world at James Cook University in Queensland. The education set a solid foundation for my career as a scientist.”
Dr. Abesamis is a Postdoctoral fellow and researcher at the Silliman University-Angelo King Center for Research & Environmental Management. He is the first biologist to be named Outstanding Young Scientist of the Year by the National Academy of Science and Technology in 2013.