Dr Dadna Hartman
Manager of the Molecular Biology Laboratory
Dr Dadna Hartman is the Manager of the Molecular Biology Laboratory, and Chief Molecular Biologist, at the VIFM. She began her postdoctoral career as a Howard Hughes Associate at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Dadna joined the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in Melbourne, before moving to the Department of Primary Industries where she worked on molecular vaccines.
Dadna and her team have been involved in many identifications including Ned Kelly, Daniel Morcombe, the victims of Black Saturday and numerous long term missing persons.
She is a member of the Biology Special Advisory Group (BSAG) to Senior Managers Australia and New Zealand Forensic Laboratories (SMANZFL) and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University.