Success Stories: Thanks to NAILG’s Case Preparation Methods, NIW Win Made Easy for a PhD student/Graduate Teaching Assistant in Biotech from Pakistan, Despite RFE


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On October 12th, 2022, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a PhD student/Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Field of Biotechnology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Biotechnology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: PhD student/Graduate Teaching Assistant

Country of Origin: Pakistan

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: North Carolina

Approval Notice Date: October 12th, 2022

Processing Time: 6 months, 14 days

Case Summary:

A PhD student/graduate teaching assistant in biotechnology from Pakistan needed our help with his National Interest Waiver (NIW) petition. He was working on developing novel gene-editing techniques to improve the nutritional values of major crops and his work was to develop bioremediation methods to enable plants to absorb and break down hydrocarbon molecules. Thus it was apparent that his research was of great importance because it provides methods to address pollution and food insecurity, two major health and environmental concerns facing the world. His work also had broad implications for the United States. His methods for improving the nutritional yields of crops provide key solutions for addressing the crisis of nutritional deficiency and lack of nutritional food access in the United States.

He intends to continue to pursue research related to the development of novel gene-editing techniques to improve the nutritional values of major crops, in particular developing methods to improve the nutritional contents of major cereal crops such as rice, wheat, and corn. So it was due to this knowledge and expertise in genetic engineering, that he has been regularly invited to conduct peer reviews for authoritative journals in the field and has completed at least 8 reviews to date. Along with this, his research has resulted in 22 peer-reviewed journal articles (7 of them first-authored) and 1 book chapter which has been cited a total of 670 times.

He first applied bacteria to mangrove plants and found that these plants not only survived in diesel-contaminated soil, but that they actually broke down the diesel and as a result enjoyed improved growth. Over a term of 5 years, he has gained a substantial amount of experience which contributed to his reliability, winning him the NIW approval in less than 6 months with our help despite the RFE. The 2 letters of recommendation also aided in smoothening the adjudication process.

We are proud to have worked with him on this case, and we wish him all the best in his future work in the area. We look forward to seeing him contribute to the nation academically and professionally.

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