Rod Russel R. Alenton born in the Philippines. Presently a PhD student from the Laboratory of Genome Science in Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, under the Japanese Government Monbukagakusho scholarship. His course is on Applied Marine Biosciences major in Bioengineering. Both undergraduate and master’s degree, he graduated from University of Santo Tomas majored in Biological Sciences.
He specializes in Shrimp Immunology and Biotechnology. His dissertation is entitled the Immune defense of gills revealed by Marsupenaeusjaponicus gill C-type lectin (MjGCTL), a part of which is published in the journal Scientific Reports.