Success Stories: EB-1A Approved for a Senior Research Fellow in Massachusetts in the Field of Crop Genetics & Breeding

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We Received EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) Approval on July 17th, 2014 for a Senior Research Fellow in Massachusetts in the Field of Crop Genetics & Breeding (Approval Notice)

General Field: Crop Genetics & Breeding

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Senior Research Fellow

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing:  Massachusetts

Approval Notice Date: July 17, 2014

Processing Time: 30 Days (10 days after requesting Premium Processing)



Case Summary:

In this case, the client that we had the pleasure of working with was a Senior Research Fellow in Massachusetts in the field of Crop Genetics & Breeding. Her specialized research has focused on identifying influencing factors of male sterility in plants, including Arabidopsis and rice. Specifically, her research addresses some of our nation’s most pressing issues in understanding the molecular mechanisms that influence plant reproduction, particularly in the context of agriculturally-valuable rice plant lines. Her work had resulted in 4 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 1 book chapter, and several presentations at national and international conferences. At the time that her case was filed, her publications had been cited at least 450 times by researchers around the world, serving as apparent and objective evidence of her major influence and impact on the field of endeavor, in addition to her sustained international acclaim. She had also conducted 17 manuscript reviews for 9 distinctive, internationally circulated journals. Her superior level of expertise was confirmed in the following quote from an independent recommender, The importance of [client]’s work lies in the explanation that her findings offer regarding pollen tube growth and pollen-pistil interaction during plant reproduction. Knowledge of pollen-pistil interaction is helpful to plant breeders in manipulating pollen growth… The results of [her] findings have repercussions for many different fields. In terms of biochemistry and molecular biology, we now have a much clearer understanding of the mechanisms that used to befuddle us. Additionally, for agricultural [efforts] and horticulture, understanding plant reproduction is essential for successful crop production.” It was our goal to prove that our client qualified for classification as an Alien of Extraordinary Ability given that she sought to remain in the United States to continue work in the area of Crop Genetics & Breeding, and that her continued research would substantially and prospectively benefit the United States. With the proof and documentation that we provided, her case was approved in just 30 days.



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