Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved for Postdoctoral Research Associate in Texas in the Field of Biological Engineering


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On March 9th 2016, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Biological Engineering (Approval Notice).


General Field: Biological Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: March 9th, 2016

Processing Time: 6 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

Less than a week after we filed an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition on our client’s behalf, we received an approval notice from Texas Service Center. Our client, a talented postdoctoral research associate from China, possessed all the necessary qualifications to file his case under this visa category. Thanks to Premium Processing, the USCIS expedited the review process and our client is now more than halfway done with green card proceedings.

With a doctorate in biological engineering and years of experience under his belt, our client has the practical skills and theoretical proficiency to carry out various research projects to the highest of standards. His investigations on polyketides—natural compounds that have extraordinary medical properties—have proven effective in combating cancer, bacterial infection, and high cholesterol. We demonstrated that his work benefits the United States pharmaceutical industry and by extension, improves the overall health of Americans.

Additional Evidence:

We padded our EB1A petition with proof of our client’s triumphs in the field. For instance, we noted the 223 citations gathered from his 21 publications, and the 9 times he assessed the work of his peers for high impact scientific journals. We also incorporated recommendation letters furnished by other influential biological engineers, all of whom gladly verified that our client’s uninterrupted presence in the United States to conduct research is essential to the continuous progression of the field. Here are several quotes:

  • “Demonstrated through his publications, citation record, and peer review efforts, it is evident that [Client] has tremendous influence in the biological engineering field, making him an essential part to the field’s advancement in the future… In sum, [Client] is conducting cutting -edge scientific research that is benefiting both academic and industry -based communities. There are not many others in the field that possess similar skillsets and level of prior contributions, making [Client] a uniquely valuable individual in biological engineering research.”
  • “… Extending our research to discover novel polyketides synthases brings immeasurable economic and health benefits to the United States, making [Client] a tremendous asset to the pharmaceutical industry and to the country as a whole.”
  • “Through his research, [Client] has provided the biological engineering field with noteworthy findings on polyketide synthases. This provides significant benefits to developing pharmaceuticals to treat diseases that account for the deaths of millions of lives each year in the United States…”

We are currently helping our client prepare I-485 applications for himself and his dependent. This is the final step in the green card process, and we look forward to helping them obtain permanent residency. In the meantime, we wish our client the best with his continued investigations in the field of biological engineering.




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