June 30, 2014
While Debating Visas, U.S. May Miss Bigger Keys to Scientific Success
Fabrizio Costantini for The Chronicle
For years, U.S. policy makers have been debating the idea of granting green cards to foreigners with science doctorates. The cell biologist Xiao-Wei Chen, at the University of Michigan is no longer waiting for them to decide.
Mr. Chen, whose work on cholesterol metabolism helped him win a job competition this year at the National Institutes of Health, is instead making plans to return home to China and his undergraduate institution, Peking University.
"The opportunities there