Bhavana J. Dave, PhD, FACMG

Genetic MedicineBhavana J. Dave, PhD, FACMG
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450


Professional Summary

Bhavana Dave, PhD, FACMG, is a Professor of Pathology/Microbiology, Pediatrics, Munroe-Meyer Institute, and Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy at the University of Nebraska Medicine (UNMC). Dr. Dave is director of the Warren G. Sanger Human Genetics Laboratory at Nebraska Medicine and has a department affiliation with Genetic Medicine at the UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute.

Dr. Dave is board certified in Clinical Cytogenetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) and she is a Fellow of American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG). Dr. Dave is involved in patient care by providing clinical cytogenetic and molecular genetic services utilizing cutting edge diagnostic tests including fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), array-based comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH), and next generation sequencing (NGS). Dr. Dave serves as a reviewer and is on the editorial board of Medical Genetics and Cancer Biology related journals.

Dr. Dave’s research involves in-depth genetic characterization of hematologic malignancies and delineating the basic mechanisms of the genetic abnormalities that allow us to better comprehend the consequences of genetic changes and eventually leads to better disease management. Dr. Dave is actively involved in translational research which expands our understanding of genetic diagnosis impacting the prognosis and management of a variety of diseases including cancer, developmental disorders, and prenatal conditions.



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