Bhavana J. Dave, PhD, FACMG

Bhavana J. Dave, PhD, FACMGWarren G. Sanger Human Genetics Laboratory
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985440 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5440

Phone: 402-559-5229

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 Medical Center. Dr. Dave is director of the Warren G. Sanger Human Genetics Laboratory at Nebraska Medicine. 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 has been 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.


FACMG, Fellow of American College of Medical Genetics (Clinical Cytogenetics)
PhD, Maharaja Sayajirao Gujarat University, Baroda, Gujarat, India
BS, MS, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India

Courses Taught

UNMC, PEDS 911 - Human Genetics and Cytogenetics Principles
UNMC, PEDS 912 - Human Cytogenetics Laboratory
UNMC, GCBA 912 – Modern Approaches in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
Training Director – ABMGG accredited Clinical Cytogenetics Fellowship program
Human Cytogenetics – Lectures and Case Reviews in Elective Rotations for Pathology, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine Residents

Research Interests and Projects

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