Success Stories: Post-doctoral Researcher in the Field of Molecular Cell Biology Received NIW Petition Approval Now Awaits I-485 Approval


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On December 17th, 2019, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Field of Molecular Cell Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Molecular Cell Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Post-doctoral Researcher

Country of Origin: Sri Lanka

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: December 17th, 2019

Processing Time: 1 year 3 months, 24 days

Case Summary:

With a success rate of over 16,000 approved I-140 cases, our team knew what type of legal strategy to take after evaluating our client’s extensive credentials. In preparing our client’s NIW Petition, we took into consideration USCIS adjudication trends at the time as well as our client’s background and myriads of achievements in the field of Molecular Cell Biology. Specifically, his research focuses on the molecular biology of human diseases by analyzing gene expression regulation and cellular trafficking events by a cellular signal transduction pathway. Our Client’s research in his area is of great importance because of its relevance to the study of autophagy, which is significant for chronic diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.

At the time of filing, he has published 5 peer-reviewed journal articles (2 of them first-authored) and has collectively been cited 34 times. He has also assessed the work of his peers 11 times. Additionally, the 6 recommenders our client obtained have provided testimonials to demonstrate his respected status in the field. According to one of the recommenders: “Diseases like diabetes and Alzheimer’s are chronic and incurable. This means that the negative effects of the illness follow the patient for much of their life, and often the only form of relief comes through medical therapies that mitigate the symptoms and some of the negative effects. Dysregulated autophagy is associated with formation and a number of damaging side effects of these diseases, such as decreased insulin production in diabetic patients. Therefore, therapeutic measures that address this issue serve to treat and prevent further damage for patients managing lifelong diseases. [Client] has contributed a great deal to the field’s understanding of how autophagy functions and how it is beneficially inhibited/activated. Thus, it is my professional recommendation that his work goes on uninterrupted.”

We are delighted that our efforts led to his NIW approval. Our client chose to file I-485 application simultaneously with his EB-2 NIW, and he is currently waiting for a favorable outcome from the USCIS. Once his I-485 application is also approved, our client will obtain his green card.

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