Success Stories: Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Molecular Genetics in California Received an EB-1A Approval

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We Received an EB-1A Approval on August 13th, 2014 for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Molecular Genetics (Approval Notice)

General Field: Molecular Genetics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing:  California

Approval Notice Date: August 13, 2014

Processing Time: 8 days (Premium Processing requested upon filing)


Case Summary:

For this EB-1A case, we had the privilege of working with a Postdoctoral Research Associate, who has made substantial contributions and garnered international acclaim in the field of Molecular Genetics. In his research endeavors, our client has identified key molecular mechanisms that control plant development. His work addresses some of our nation’s most pressing issues in understanding how genomics contribute to phenotypic mutations in plants like rice, which compromise their productivity and resilience. In his discovery of agronomically important genes, our client has identified new methods to maximize agricultural yield in the context of the modern world’s ongoing food crisis. His strategy for artificially manipulating transgenes in rice plants has revolutionized the efficiency in production of biofuel from plant mass. Thus, our client’s research has fundamentally improved the nation’s alternative energy efforts, and the adoption of his molecular breeding strategies benefits the environment by catalyzing the usage of clean fuel sources and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. The originality of our client’s work has culminated in the authorship of 14 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts that were published in the top journals of his field. At the time of filing his case, his publications had been cited 377 times by researchers worldwide, demonstrating the global scientific community’s heavy reliance upon his work. The major significance of his work was endorsed by an independent recommender, who stated, “As a scientist with extensive experience in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, and biochemistry studies, [Client] is in a position to approach this work with a holistic understanding that few can imitate. His background has given him the skills and knowledge to approach plant cell research with methods that integrate biochemical and genetic processes in gene functional studies.” Additionally, our client has been invited to judge the work of his colleagues and other forerunners in his field, and he has served as a manuscript reviewer for 10 highly distinguished, internationally circulated journals. In total, he has reviewed 17 manuscripts thus far. With the extensive and thorough documentation that we provided, we exhibited the immeasurable value of our client’s contributions to the current state of alternative energy production. In demonstrating the extraordinary ability of our client and international acclaim for his research, we were able to prove that he has risen to the very top of his field of endeavor. We were met with success when his EB-1Apetition was expeditiously approved in 8 days.


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