Success Stories: EB-1A Approval for Graduate Student Researcher and PhD Candidate in Michigan in the Field of Molecular and Cellular Biology

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We Received Another EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) Approval on April 7th, 2014  for a Graduate Student Researcher in the Field of Molecular and Cellular Biology (Approval Notice)

General Field: Molecular and Cellular Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Graduate Student Researcher

National Origin:  China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing:  Michigan

Approval Notice Date: April 7, 2014

Processing Time:  5 days (Premium Processing requested)

Case Summary:

In this case, the client that we had the pleasure of working with was a graduate student researcherfrom China in the field of molecular and cellular biology. His specialized research had focused on autophagyand hisstrong background in biology had allowed his research to be particularly original, with applications in the medical field for the mitigation of a variety of human diseases.  His work had resulted in at least 12 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 3 presentations at national and international conferences.  At the time that his case was filed, these publications been cited at least 775 times by independent and leading researchers from prestigious institutions and organizations around the world, indicating the major significance of his work.  In addition, he had reviewed at least 16 manuscripts for journals related to his field by the time we filed his case. His superior level of achievement is confirmed in the following quote from an independent recommender, “There are few other experts in the field who can claim such achievements. He most certainly stands out from his peers in terms of the level and quality of his work, and its importance to other researchers.” It was our goal to prove that our client qualified for classification as an Alien of Extraordinary Ability given that he sought to remain in the United States to continue work in the area of molecular and cellular biology, and that his continued research would substantially and prospectively benefit the United States. With the proof and documentation that we provided, his case was approved in just 5 days.


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