Nicole Brossier, MD, PhD

Specializes In
  • Cancer (Oncology)
  • Blood Disorders (Hematology)
  • Pediatric Cancer
Languages Spoken
  • English


Sees Patients For

Dr. Brossier cares for children with a wide variety of primary brain tumors, with a particular focus on Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)-related tumors.

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Louis Children's Hospital



Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Hematology-Oncology
Section of Neuro-Oncology

Research Interests

The brain is the most common site for solid tumors to arise in childhood, but we understand relatively little about the factors that drive brain tumor formation in kids. Oncogenic mutation is a necessary but not sufficient part in this process, given the observed presence of oncogenic mutations at relatively high rates in healthy, tumor-free pediatric brains. In the Brossier lab, we are interested in identifying which factors increase the rate of tumorigenesis following oncogenic mutation and the molecular basis underlying this effect, with an eye towards using this information for patient risk assessment and to identify new targets for therapeutic intervention.

Publications & Research

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Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

2019 Washington University in St. Louis, MO

Residency: Pediatrics

2016 Washington University in St. Louis, MO

Medical Degree

2013 University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham

PhD: Cell Biology

2011 University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham

Bachelor's Degree: Chemical Engineering

2004 University of Missouri - Rolla