Molecular Fellowship

Applications are not being accepted for 2017.


The Human Genetics Laboratory at UNMC offers a two-year fellowship program in clinical molecular genetics. This fellowship involves participation in handling and processing a variety of specimens, technical analysis, and results interpretation and reporting; this will provide opportunities for acquiring clinical cases for logbook preparation. This experience will cover a wide range of molecular genetic techniques including but not limited to, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, Sanger sequencing, next generation sequencing, etc. Fellows are required to present and attend monthly genetics conferences and weekly clinical genetics case conferences. Development of a research project focusing on clinical diagnostics utilizing molecular genetic techniques will be encouraged.

Fellowship Director: Bhavana J Dave, Ph.D., FACMG

This training program is accredited by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics examination in Clinical Cytogenetics.

Applicant requirements

  1. Applicant must have completed a terminal doctoral degree program by the time of matriculation into the Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellowship Training Program.
  2. Applicants must hold an M.D. or Ph.D. (or equivalent); the Ph.D. degree must be in genetics or a related field within the biological sciences by the time of entering into the Molecular Genetics Fellowship Training Program.
  3. Ph.D. applicants should preferably have a research dissertation involving human molecular genetics related topic.
  4. M.D. applicants must have completed a medical residency program.
  5. Good communication skills in English.
  6. Graduates with M.D. or Ph.D. degrees earned from schools outside of the United States or Canada require their degrees evaluated. A prior review by the ABMGG Credentials Committee is preferred.

For more information, please contact:

Brooke Seaton, fellowship coordinator  |  email