Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved for Senior Research Associate in Texas in the Field of Molecular Biology with 150 Citations


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you.”

On December 5th, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Senior Research Associate in the Field of Molecular Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Molecular Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Senior Research Associate

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: December 5th, 2017

Processing Time: 8 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

Merely 8 days after filing, a senior research associate working in the field of molecular biology received the good news that his EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition had been approved. The swift adjudication was on account of the Premium Processing (PP) service our client had opted for. PP is a paid option offered by the USCIS that allows petitioners to have action taken on their cases within 15 calendar days.

With a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from a leading Chinese university and a number of accolades earned from his specialized molecular biology research, our client was a suitable candidate for EB-1A. To begin with, we carefully reviewed his credentials to ensure that he met at least three out of the 10 EB-1A requirements set by the USCIS. These are the three areas we chose to focus on:

  • Publication Record: When we filed his case, our client had 15 peer-reviewed scientific articles under his authorship.
  • Citation Count: Our client’s work had amassed an impressive 150 citations at the time of filing. This number proved that scholars around the world are benefitting from his research and collectively advancing the field as a whole.
  • Peer Review Record: Our client had already conducted 25 peer reviews for a variety of high-impact scientific journals. As only experts in the field are invited to judge the work of their peers, our client’s outstanding record of peer reviews proved to the USCIS that he is at the very top of his field.

In addition to the above information, we also detailed our client’s research on the application of techniques in cellular and molecular biology to the study of several diseases, and emphasized the significant impact these studies have made to the field of molecular biology and the United States at large. Our case was supported by 6 illustrious experts in the field who volunteered recommendation letters, one of whom praised our client as “a rare asset to molecular biology”. Another noted our client’s imposing list of original research” that “has inspired and informed fellow scientists in the field.”

We thank our client for working with us and congratulate him for securing EB-1A petition approval. We wish him the best as he continues to advance the field of molecular biology here in the United States.

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