Children’s Tumor Foundation

2023 CTF

The Children’s Tumor Foundation Conference was held in Scottsdale Arizona, this year. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess set a new standard for conferences. There was mini-golf, roller skating, and best of all, sushi at the poster session! The Francis Collins Scholars, including Nicole Brossier, MD, PhD, had a great time socializing with so many people passionate about […]

Brossier Lab bids a fond farewell to Ambrose Chan

To celebrate Ambrose Chan’s tenure in the lab, we gathered together to enjoy games, Vietnamese take-out from Mai Lee, and Gemma’s new foster kittens. Plus excellent vegan chocolate cake. The foster kittens definitely stole the show! We also discovered our new lab member, Sabiha, had well hidden card-shark talents at Uno! Ambrose will be leaving […]

Brossier Lab welcomes Sabiha Bano


The Brossier lab welcomes Sabiha Bano as a new research technician. Sabiha was born and raised in India, where she obtained a Masters in Botany from Dehradun, India.  After her post-graduate study, she pursued a career in teaching biology to senior high school students for five years. Thereafter, she worked as research trainee at the […]

Brossier Lab goes ice skating!

2023 Ice Skating

For their winter event, the Brossier lab enjoyed a day of ice skating at Steinberg Rink in Forest Park. Some of the more talented among us actually got some good skating in. The rest of us did not come away with major bruises or broken limbs, so we all counted it a victory!

Brossier lab welcomes Gemma Martin

Gem Martin

The Brossier lab welcomes Gemma Martin (pronouns: they/them/theirs) as a new research assistant. Martin was born and raised in King George, Virginia. They earned a BS in Biology from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. Afterwards, they completed a post baccalaureate fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. They will be investigating […]

The Brossier lab welcomes Ambrose Chan

The Brossier lab welcomes Ambrose Chan as a new research technician.  Chan was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, and just recently completed his undergraduate degree with a major in Biology and a minor in Managerial Economics at Washington University in St. Louis. He is planning on attending medical school and is spending his gap […]

Evan Cantor, MD, publishes first author manuscript

We congratulate Evan Cantor, MD, JD, on the publication of his first author manuscript, “Dose-dependent seizure control with MEK inhibitor therapy for progressive glioma in a child with neurofibromatosis type 1”, in Childs Nervous System. Nicole Brossier, MD, PhD, hopes this might provide rationale for further investigation into the use of MEK inhibitors in controlling […]