Webinar: VISA Mechanisms for Scientists
Thursday, August 18, 2016
The New York Academy of Sciences
Obtaining a Green Card (Permanent Resident Card) is a goal for many foreign-born scientists who wish to begin or continue their research in the United States. In this interactive online presentation, an experienced immigration attorney with a scientific background will present on the Green Card application process and options for international researchers and scientists without employer sponsorships. The information will outline clearly the qualifications required for the Green Card application and how applications can improve their chances. The attorney will also discuss extending an H-1B visa beyond six years, travel and restrictions during the Green Card application process, costs associated with the application, and other questions and concerns.
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Valentina Schneeberger, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Valentina Schneeberger completed her Doctoral degree at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center where she specialized in molecular cancer biology. She is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and studies chemo-resistance in small cell lung cancer and drug development for KRAS mutant non-small cell lung cancers. She is also the President of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Postdoctoral Association and coordinates between the post doc community and the Memorial leadership.
Yaihara Fortis Santiago, PhD
The New York Academy of Sciences
Dr. Yaihara Fortis Santiago is the director of the Science Alliance, the professional development branch of the New York Academy of Sciences. Yaihara develops and implements innovative workshops, seminars and courses that provide early career scientists with a range of skills that will be essential for all careers. Yaihara also works closely with the career development offices at many of Science Alliance partner Institutions, as well as with the student and postdoc led organizations to consolidate resources and implement new ideas for professional development programming.
Dr. Fortis obtained her bachelors' from the University of Puerto Rico and her doctorate from Brandeis University. Her doctoral work explored the role of multisensory integration in taste processing. In 2014, she completed the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science and Technology Policy Fellowship at the National Science Foundation.
Liqin Ban PLLC
Liqin Ban is principal attorney of Law Office of Liqin Ban PLLC in New York City, www.banlawfirm.com. She represents corporations and individuals from around the world in a variety of immigration matters including business and family immigration.
Ms. Ban has obtained numerous Green Card approvals with high approval rates in EB-1A, EB-1B, and NIW etc. Her legal services are highly regarded by her clients. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Ban worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as scientific researcher and has authored research papers published in top-ranked high impact factor journals such PNAS etc. Ms. Ban received her JD at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University and MA in Biochemistry from the Boston University, MS in Cell Biology from Institute of Zoology Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing China and BS in Biology from Beijing Normal University, Beijing China. Ms. Ban is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and New York City Bar Association.