Molecular Fellowship

Applications are not currently being accepted.

The Warren G. Sanger 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, PhD, 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 MD or PhD (or equivalent); the PhD 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. PhD applicants should preferably have a research dissertation involving human molecular genetics related topic.
  4. MD applicants must have completed a medical residency program.
  5. Good communication skills in English.
  6. Graduates with MD or PhD 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.