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Brittany Brassell, MS, CGC®, CG(ASCP)

Brittany  Brassell

Brittany Brassell

Adjunct Faculty

Masters of Science in Human Genetics and Genomics


Ms. Brassell graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences with a concentration in Cytogenetics. She began her career in laboratory genetics as a cytogenetic technologist, performing cell culture, microscopy, karyotyping and chromosome analysis. In 2018, Ms. Brassell graduated from Long Island University with a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling. Continuing her passion for laboratory genetics, she began working as a laboratory genetic counselor for the Johns Hopkins Genomics DNA Diagnostic Lab. There, she was involved in variant interpretation and report writing for NGS and Sanger-based assays, exome sequencing analysis, test development, testing coordination, communication of complex test results, marketing and teaching. She also played a key role in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Mutation Analysis Program, including coordination of the enrollment process, writing clinical reports, and discussion of patient follow-up and management. In 2021, Ms. Brassell joined Invitae as a Clinical Genomic Scientist with the Cytogenomics team, where she focuses her work mainly on the analysis, interpretation, and report writing of chromosomal microarrays, among other tests. Ms. Brassell remains board-certified as both a technologist in cytogenetics through the American Society for Clinical Pathology and as a genetic counselor through the American Board of Genetic Counseling. When not working, she loves spending time with her pug, Petunia.
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