Success Stories: O1-A Approval for Assistant Professor in the Field of Molecular Biophysics in 1 Month and 5 Days

We Received O1-A Approval for an Assistant Professorin the Field of Molecular Biophysics on November 25th, 2014 (Approval Notice)

General Field: Molecular Biophysics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Assistant Professor

Petitioner: A College of Medicine at a Private University

Country of Origin: Germany

Service Center: Vermont Service Center (VSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New York

Approval Notice Date: November 25th, 2014

Processing Time: 1 Month, 5 Days


Case Summary:

Similar to our EB1-A cases, O1-A cases require that clients demonstrate that they meet at least three of the regulatory criteria set by the USCIS and that they have achieved sustained national or international acclaim specified in this petition, and that the petitioner seeks to employ the beneficiary to continue his work in the field of endeavor in the United States.

This specific client is an Assistant Professor in the field of molecular biophysics. His work focuses on the development of new microscopy techniques plus studies on the microtubule-based cellular transport system to provide new insights into the molecular mechanisms and etiologies of neurodegenerative diseases and cancers. Successful research in our client’s field addresses ­­­­ cellular dysfunctions linked to Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and many other neurodegenerative diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and ovarian cancer. His petitioning company is a college of medicine at a private research university located in New York. This college currently employs over 1000 researchers throughout the entire organization and 65 researchers in our client’s department. Our client’s research has resulted in at least 14 peer-reviewed scholarly publications appearing in leading journals as well as 4 book chapters, 2 review articles, and many presentations at national and international meetings and conferences. His scientific articles have been cited at least 1146 times by researchers around the globe. He has also reviewed at least 90 manuscripts for at least 26 prestigious international journals and served as a judge at multiple conferences and meetings. His expertise can also be seen in a discussion by a fellow researcher about the impact of our client’s work, “His FCS algorithms have become the standard for the measurements of protein dynamics in spatially confined cellular processes, such as dendrites and axons of nerve cells, and for observation and quantification of the transport of molecules and proteins in microfluidic channels in biotechnological applications.

In this case we successfully demonstrated to USCIS that our client had satisfied the criteria to qualify as an individual of extraordinary ability, had risen to the top of his field of endeavor, had sustained national or international acclaim, and that our client sought to enter the United States to continue his outstanding research work in the field of endeavor for a qualified petitioner with the ability to pay.



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