Success Stories: An Indian Postdoctoral Associate Secures NIW Approval in the Field of Structural Biology in Just 3 Months, Thanks to Our Team’s Diligence


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On February 7th, 2023, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Associate in the Field of Structural Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Structural Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Associate

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New York

Approval Notice Date: February 7th, 2023

Processing Time: 3 months, 19 days

Case Summary:

With a Ph.D. in Chemistry, a postdoctoral associate residing in New York hired North America Immigration Law Group to support him in filing an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. As per our job, we assess our client’s merits and review the proper evidence of how our clients would benefit here in the United States from his proposed endeavor. In this case, we were highly impressed with our client’s credentials, thus we countersigned the client-attorney relationship agreement. Therefore, we demonstrated his achievements in the field of structural biology in his NIW petition for further adjudication of his case by USCIS:

Firstly, we showcased his research which focused on elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying the biological processes involved in diseases in order to address fundamental biological questions and develop novel and effective therapeutic strategies, and we concluded that our client’s cutting-edge research is of great importance because it enhances understanding of the proteins and receptors involved in memory and learning, which are therefore relevant to addressing neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, schizophrenia, autism, mood disorders, substance abuse, and many others.

Besides, we detailed the 95 times his work got cited by many researchers, and this notable citation record emphasizes that our client has had a major influence on other scholars’ understanding of topics such as improving the sensitivity and data collection time of NMR spectroscopy, the role of proteins in flagellum assembly and operation, and understanding the functions of kainate receptors involved in neurodegenerative disease.

In addition, we observed that he has published 5 peer-reviewed journal articles in no fewer than 3 highly ranked peer-reviewed journals in the field, thereby signifying that his work is also considered majorly important by the editors of the top journals in the field.

Moreover, we noted that due to his knowledge and expertise in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, and biophysical and biochemical techniques, our client has been regularly invited to conduct peer reviews for authoritative journals in the field, he has completed at least 27 reviews to date. Considering that only the most highly regarded researchers in the field are invited to evaluate the work of their peers, especially in notable venues, it is evident that he is seen as very knowledgeable in the field and an expert in topics related to his proposed endeavor.

Furthermore, we bolstered his case by including recommendation letters signed by two other established researchers in the field, confirming how his research elucidates the molecular mechanisms underlying the biological processes involved in neuropathology, cancer, auto-immune diseases, and diseases caused by a parasite and pathogenic bacteria to address fundamental biological questions and develop novel and effective therapeutic strategies, which is an endeavor with substantial merit and national importance.

Once again, we were successful in convincing the USCIS of our client’s record of achievement in his chosen field, which is impressive to the greatest degree. Thus, our client was granted his NIW petition approval in just 3 months and 19 days after we filed his case. Also, we thank our client for choosing our law firm for representing his I-140 petition.

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