Success Stories: With Premium Processing Service, EB-1A Approved within 4 Months for A Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Field of Social Neuroscience


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On March 17th, 2021, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Field of Social Neuroscience (Approval Notice).

General Field: Social Neuroscience

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Massachusetts

Approval Notice Date: March 17th, 2021

Processing Time: 4 months, 6 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A postdoctoral research fellow based in Massachusetts and armed with a Ph.D. in psychology contacted our legal firm to build an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) representing her petition. We aimed to evaluate her testimonies and ascertain her extraordinary ability to continue her research here in the United States. After the assessment, we were sure of her abilities to be a fitting candidate to obtain the EB-1A approval. Accordingly, we agreed to the attorney-client agreement. We represented the below-mentioned details in her petition packet:

Research Brief: We abstracted our client’s research on identifying the neurocognitive principles underlying higher mental functions in social communication in order to improve communication efficiency and has already greatly advanced the national interest through her development of non-invasive and ecologically valid neuroimaging methods for studying the neural mechanisms involved in social communication and interpersonal interactions. Her research addresses some of our world’s most pressing issues, including the improved early diagnosis and intervention of stuttering disorders, the enhancement of communication in modern social interactions, and the development of better leadership and stronger interpersonal interactions that are vital to business success.

Publication & Peer-Review Experience: We listed the 10 peer-reviewed journal articles (6 first-authored and 1 co-first-authored) she published. Her works have been published in some of the most top-ranked journals in her field. These journals are extremely selective with a rigorous peer-review process, making publication in them a unique accomplishment attained by only the very best researchers in the field. Furthermore, we observed that our client had also reviewed 6 articles of her peers, confirming that only the greatest experts in their field are invited to perform this major review work. These facts demonstrate her important standing in the field of social neuroscience.

Citation Count: We noted the 521 citations her works accumulated from top-notch experts in the field. Her publications have been cited in at least 40 countries according to Google Scholar, highlighting the broad recognition. Upon reviewing her citation record, it is clear that she has driven significant progress in understanding the effects of speaker gaze on information coupling, the underlying biology of shared intentionality, and the utility of functional near-infrared spectroscopy in cognitive neuroscience and social interaction studies.

Recommendation Letters: To make her case strong further, we consolidated four recommendation letters in her petition packet, our client obtained the letters from fellow expert researchers, validating our client’s substantial achievements in her area. As stated by one of the recommenders:

“[Client’s]work on the categorization of stuttering symptom subtypes based on brain activity is a crucial step toward the greater comprehension of the specific effects of stuttering on the brain. Her research is therefore critical to the treatment of stuttering and to national health interests in the United States.”

Within 4 months and 6 days, our client achieved her EB-1A approval. Our team would like to thank her for retaining our services for the EB-1A petition after her NIW approval. We are pleased to assist her throughout the journey.

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