Our Achievements

Abstracts and Publications

  1. Carstens JM, Reiser G, Nelson M, Williamson JE, Rief EJ, Roberts EM, Scott KM, Bishay DL, Dave BJ, Sanmann JN. Apparent Lack of Segregation of a Pathogenic Nonsense PALB2 Variant in a Family with a Strong History of Cancer. Presented at the Cancer Genomics Consortium (CGC) Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (2017).
  2. Evans JJ, Sanmann JN, Yetman AT, Dave BJ, Nelson M, Williamson JE, Kaspar EE, Rief EJ, Chipman HE, Starr LJ. Navigating the Journey of the Variant of Uncertain Clinical Significance: Identification and Segregation of a Rare MYLK Variant with Familial Aortopathy. Presented at the Association for Genetic Technologist (AGT) 42nd Annual Meeting, St Louis, MO (2017).
  3. Scott KM, Nelson M, Williamson JE, Roberts EM, Evans JJ, Kaspar EE, Rief EJ, Carstens JM, Dave BD, Sanmann JN. Targeted Familial Follow-Up Studies for Next Generation Sequencing Variants of Uncertain Clinical Significance Result in Limited Variant Reclassification. Presented at the Association for Genetic Technologist (AGT) 42nd Annual Meeting, St Louis, MO (2017).
  4. Sanmann JN, Althof PA, Maroni D, Stevens JM, Grabow CE, Lele SM, Price JD, Thayer SP. Genomic Dosage Anomalies in Circulating Tumor Cells from Early Stage Breast Cancer Serve as Surrogates for Anomalies in Primary Tumors. Presented at the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) Global Congress on Molecular Pathology, Berlin, Germany (2017).
  5. Yetman AT, Hammel J, Sanmann JN, Starr LJ. Valve-Sparing Root and Total Arch Replacement for Cutis Laxa Aortopathy. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2017 Jan 1. PMID: 28673110.
  6. Hassan HM, Varney ML, Chaturvedi NK, Joshi SS, Weisenburger DD, Singh RK, Dave BJ. Modulation of p73 isoforms expression induces anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic activity in mantle cell lymphoma independent of p53 status. Leuk Lymphoma. 2016 Dec;57(12):2874-2889. PMID: 27074052.
  7. Griffin NI, Sharma G, Zhao X, Mirza S, Srivastava S, Dave BJ, Aleskandarany M, Rakha E, Mohibi S, Band H, Band V. ADA3 regulates normal and tumor mammary epithelial cell proliferation through c-MYC. Breast Cancer Res. 2016 Nov 16;18(1):113. PMID: 27852327.
  8. Pan Z, Hu S, Li M, Zhou Y, Kim YS, Reddy V, Sanmann JN, Smith LM, Chen M, Gao Z, Wang HY, Yuan J. ALK-positive Large B-cell Lymphoma: A Clinicopathologic Study of 26 Cases With Review of Additional 108 Cases in the Literature. Am J Surg Pathol. 2017 Jan;41(1):25-38. PMID: 27740969.
  9. Montgomery ND, Coward WB 4th, Johnson S, Yuan J, Gulley ML, Mathews SP, Kaiser-Rogers K, Rao KW, Sanger WG, Sanmann JN, Fedoriw Y. Karyotypic abnormalities associated with Epstein-Barr virus status in classical Hodgkin lymphoma. Cancer Genet. 2016;209(9):408-416. PMID: 27751359.
  10. Grove JE, Stevens JM, Griess E, Pickering DL, Sanmann JN, Hagelstrom RT, Dave BJ. Comprehensive genetic studies in pediatric myelodysplastic syndromes. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 2016:63(S3)1224. Presented at 48th Congress of International Society of Pediatric Oncology, Dublin, Ireland (2016).
  11. Sanmann JN, Casas KA, Bevilacqua J, Bishay DL, Clark T, Van Dyke AZ, Leiferman PC, Reddi HV, Starr LJ. The first patient with tandem duplication of 6q14q16: Molecular and phenotypic characterization. Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Sep;170(9);2416-20. PMID: 27338032.
  12. Utter RA, Smith L, Bast M, Bociek RG, Dave BJ. Clinical impact of IGH @ (14q32) abnormalities in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Presented at 12th International Student Research Forum, Beijing, China (2016).
  13. Sanmann JN, Nelson M, Rief EJ, Rivera KC, Roberts EM, Carstens JM, Evans JJ, Kaspar EE, Williamson JE, Barbar RL, Bishay DL, Starr LJ, Dave BJ, Hagelstrom RT. Evaluation of the Clinical Utility of Sanger Sequencing Following Next Generation Sequence Analysis. Presented at the American Cytogenetics Conference (ACC), Sunriver, OR (2016).
  14. Conner J, Higgins CM, Althof PA, Wiggins MW, Lu N, Qureshi Naushad H, Teruya BT, Costinean S, Gross J, Dave BJ, Sanmann JN. Discordant results in cultured cells vs touch imprints and paraffin-embedded tissue.  Presented at the Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT) 41th Annual Meeting, Orange County, CA (2016).
  15. Golden DM, Pickering DL, Carstens JM, Nielsen SD, Dave BJ, Starr LJ, Sanmann JN. Detection of uniparental heterodisomy through SNP-based technology: A report of Russell-Silver syndrome. Presented at the Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT) 41th Annual Meeting, Orange County, CA (2016).
  16. Sanmann JN, Calleroz AT, Stevens JM, Nelson M, Althof PA, Pickering DL, Lu N, Lettieri C, Starr LJ, Perry D. Whole-genome microarray analysis to establish genetic profiles of pilocytic astrocytomas. Presented at the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain (2016).
  17. Dave BJFrom chromosomes to therapy: A passage to translational medicine in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Presented as Award Oration during "Hospital Week" celebrations, Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, Ahmedabad, India (2016).
  18. Dave BJ. Translational medicine in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Proceedings of the 6th international translational cancer research conference, Ahmedabad, India (2016).

Awards and Honors

Evan Roberts, BS, MB(ASCP) (2017). Selected to receive the Foundation for Genetic Technology (FGT) "New Horizon's Award".
Marilu Nelson, MS, MB,CG(ASCP)CM (2017). Selected to receive the Association for Genetic Technologists (AGT) "Margaret Barch Memorial Workshop Presentation Award" for her talk titled, Transitioning from Classical Cytogenetics to Molecular Genetics.
Pamela Althof, MS, CG(ASCP)CM (2016). Selected by the Foundation for Genetic Technology (FGT) to receive the "Genome Award" to acknowledge and honor outstanding technologists in cytogenetics and molecular genetic technology at the annual Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT) meeting, Orange County, CA, for her workshop presentation "Oh, To Be FISHing; Technical Aspects of FISH Testing".
Diane Pickering, MS, CG(ASCP)CM (2016). Selected by the Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT) at the annual meeting, Orange County, CA, to receive the "Margaret Barch Memorial Workshop Award" for her presentation "Clinical Microarray Testing: Current Applications and Methodology". 
Bhavana J. Dave, PhD, FACMG (2016). “Shri Ramniklal J. Kinarivala Cancer Research Award” in recognition of her lifetime service and contributions in the field of cancer diagnosis, research or treatment. Awarded by The Gujarat Cancer Society and The Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, Felicitation ceremony and oration, ‘Hospital Week’ celebration, The Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, Ahmedabad, India.
Bhavana J Dave, PhD, FACMG (2015). Invited speaker: “Tribute to Warren G. Sanger”. Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO.
Abigail Haggerty, MS, CG(ASCP)CM (2015-2017). Secretary, Board of Directors, Great Plains Chapter of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA).
Warren G Sanger (2015). “Faculty Senate Service Award Recipient (40 years)” accepted by Dixie and Travis Sanger. University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Annual Faculty Meeting, Omaha, NE.
Jennifer Sanmann, PhD, FACMG (2015). Elected to the Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT) Board of Directors: 2016 Annual Meeting Coordinator / 2017 Annual Meeting Director.
Jennifer Sanmann, PhD, FACMG (2015-2017). President-Elect, Board of Directors, Great Plains Chapter of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA).
Rachel Utter, BS, CG(ASCP)CM (2015). “Best Platform Presentation”. Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT) 40th Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA.
Rachel Utter, BS, CG(ASCP)CM (2015). “2015 Genome Award”. Foundation of Genetic Technologists (FGT).
Kimberly Wiechman, MS, CG(ASCP)CM (2015). “2015 Outstanding Technologist Grant Award”. Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT) 40th Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA.

International Collaboration and Training

Chuanfei Chen, PhD, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore (2016).
Min-Hwee Yong
, Senior Principal Scientific Officer, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore (2015).
Alvin Lim, PhD, Deputy Head, Cytogenetics, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore (2015).
Huimin Chua, BS, Department of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore (2015).
Sang Thoe Goh, BSC, Department of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore (2015).
Geok Hoon Lim, MS, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore (2015).
Weng Sung Setoh, MS, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore (2015).
Liat Hui Loo, PhD, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore (2015).

Outreach

(2017) UNMC Human Genetics Laboratory table exhibit: Nebraska Science Festival, Omaha, NE.
(2017) UNMC Human Genetics Laboratory booth exhibit: American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.
(2016) UNMC Human Genetics Laboratory booth exhibit: National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) 35th Annual Education Conference, Seattle, WA.
(2016) UNMC Human Genetics Laboratory table exhibit: OptumHealth Education conference "The Seventh: Extraordinary Innovations and Emerging Trends in Transplantation and Oncology from Nebraska Medicine, Omaha, NE.
(2016) UNMC Human Genetics Laboratory booth exhibit: Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) Great Plains Chapter Meeting, LaVista, NE.
(2016) UNMC Human Genetics Laboratory table exhibit: Nebraska Science Festival, Omaha, NE.
(2016) Jennifer Sanmann, PhD, FACMG. Invited co-moderator: Loss, Gain, and Things that Look the Same: Maximizing the Clinical Utility of Areas of Homozygosity (scientific concurrent session). American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.
(2016) UNMC Human Genetics Laboratory booth exhibit: American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL.
(2015) UNMC Human Genetics Laboratory booth exhibit: National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) 34th Annual Education Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.
(2015) UNMC Human Genetics Laboratory booth exhibit: American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.
(2014) UNMC Human Genetics Laboratory booth exhibit: National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) 33rd Annual Education Conference, New Orleans, LA.
(2014) UNMC Human Genetics Laboratory booth exhibit: American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.