Our Experts

Jennifer N Sanmann, Ph.D., FACMG
Director of the Human Genetics Laboratory

Dr. Sanmann is board certified in both Clinical Cytogenetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics through the ABMGG. Although her responsibilities in the laboratory have evolved, Dr. Sanmann has been a member of the Human Genetics Laboratory team since 2005. She completed her Ph.D. in 2012 prior to completing fellowships in Clinical Cytogenetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics. In addition to her role in the clinical laboratory, Dr. Sanmann serves as an assistant professor of MMI with courtesy appointments in the Department of Pediatrics and the College of Allied Health Professions. Her primary research focuses on the relationship between genotype and phenotype in both the constitutional and oncology settings using a variety of cytogenetic and molecular genetic techniques.


Bhavana J Dave, Ph.D., FACMG
Associate Director of the Human Genetics Laboratory

Dr. Dave is a Fellow of the ACMG and is board certified in Clinical Cytogenetics through the ABMGG. She received her Ph.D. from Majaraja Sayajirao University in Baroda, India, in 1990. Her postdoctoral training included three years at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center followed by a Clinical Cytogenetics fellowship at UNMC. Dr. Dave joined the faculty in 1998 and is currently a professor of Pediatrics, MMI, Pathology/Microbiology, and Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy. Her research involves in-depth genetic characterization of lymphomas and leukemias and delineation of the basic mechanisms of genetic abnormalities that eventually leads to better disease management.