Nicole  Brossier, MD, PhD

Nicole Brossier, MD, PhD

Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Hematology and Oncology

Nicole Brossier, MD, PhD, (she/her/hers) received her MD, PhD from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and completed her training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She is a practicing pediatric neuro-oncologist who focuses on treating children with brain and spinal tumors related to genetic disorders, including Neurofibromatosis and Schwannomatosis. Her lab focuses on understanding the genetic, neurodevelopmental and environmental factors that influence tumor development in the pediatric brain. Outside of the lab, Brossier enjoys cooking, painting, singing and spoiling her many nieces and nephews.

Lab members

Sabiha Bano

Sabiha Bano

Research Technician II

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 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, to gain experience in cell and molecular biology. Recently, Sabiha moved from India to St. Louis with her husband. Currently, she is working as research technician in Brossier lab. She is gaining experience in mice handling, dissection, immunofluorescence and much more. Apart from lab, she is a great Henna Artist and loves to cook delicious food for friends and family!

Gemma Martin

Gemma Martin

Research Assistant

Gem Martin (they/them/theirs) 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. Their current research involves looking at how different mutations in Nf1 and environmental factors (like maternal diet, and inflammation) interact to affect neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation within different regions of the brain. Martin is a dedicated LGBTQ+ and mental health advocate both in and out of the lab. In their free time, Martin enjoys crafting, baking and hanging out with their two grey cats, Jasper and Mica.   

Undergraduate students

Sarvika Mahto

Undergraduate Student

Avery Wang

Undergraduate Students

Past personnel

Ambrose Chan

Research Technician II

Ambrose Chan (he/him/his) 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 year working in the Brossier lab to gain more experience in a wet lab environment. Chan’s favorite experience of the lab so far has been the embryonic dissections and is looking forward to learning and experiencing so much more. Outside of the lab, you can find him spending time with his friends and playing with their new puppy, Bentley.