We won a case following a Request for Evidence for a scientist considered extraordinary in his field. This Ph.D. was an internationally renowned scientist who is acclaimed and respected in the international research community for his expertise in the area of corneal innate immunity and microbial keratitis. His unique specialty set him apart from others in the field. He was invited to review for a high impact scientific journal. He also had an extensive publication list as well as presentations world-wide for his innovative and pioneering work. This applicant served as a reviewer for over 5 journals and also served on the editorial board of two prestigious journals. We also argued in our response to the RFE that this applicant's extensive contributions to the field were beyond the normal scope of a researcher with his years of educational and work experience.