Austin Larson, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Clinical Genetics and Metabolism

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Medical School:
  • MD, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (2010)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Dartmouth College (NH) (2005)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (2011)
Residencies:
  • University of Colorado, Clinical Genetics and Genomics (MD) (2015)
  • University of Colorado, Pediatrics (2013)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Medical Biochemical Genetics (2017)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Clinical Genetics and Metabolism

Professional Titles

  • Instructor

Research Interests

Clinical trials in mitochondrial disease and inherited metabolic diseases Natural history of mitochondrial diseases Impact of rapid genomic sequencing Novel gene discovery

Teaching

  • Lecturer (2016)
    School of Medicine, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
  • Lecturer (2015)
    Graduate School, Other
    Mitochondrial disease, inherited metabolic diseases; Genetic Counseling Graduate Program

Publications

  • Shelkowitz E, Ficicioglu C, Stence N, Van Hove J, Larson A. Serial Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex Deficiency. J Child Neurol. 2020 Feb;35(2):137-145. PubMed PMID: 31665995
  • Mirzaa GM, Chong JX, Piton A, Popp B, Foss K, Guo H, Harripaul R, Xia K, Scheck J, Aldinger KA, Sajan SA, Tang S, Bonneau D, Beck A, White J, Mahida S, Harris J, Smith-Hicks C, Hoyer J, Zweier C, Reis A, Thiel CT, Jamra RA, Zeid N, Yang A, Farach LS, Walsh L, Payne K, Rohena L, Velinov M, Ziegler A, Schaefer E, Gatinois V, Geneviève D, Simon MEH, Kohler J, Rotenberg J, Wheeler P, Larson A, Ernst ME, Akman CI, Westman R, Blanchet P, Schillaci LA, Vincent-Delorme C, Gripp KW, Mattioli F, Guyader GL, Gerard B, Mathieu-Dramard M, Morin G, Sasanfar R, Ayub M, Vasli N, Yang S, Person R, Monaghan KG, Nickerson DA, van Binsbergen E, Enns GM, Dries AM, Rowe LJ, Tsai ACH, Svihovec S, Friedman J, Agha Z, Qamar R, Rodan LH, Martinez-Agosto J, Ockeloen CW, Vincent M, Sunderland WJ, Bernstein JA, Eichler EE, Vincent JB, Bamshad MJ. De novo and inherited variants in ZNF292 underlie a neurodevelopmental disorder with features of autism spectrum disorder. Genet Med. 2020 Mar;22(3):538-546. PubMed PMID: 31723249
  • Assia Batzir N, Kishor Bhagwat P, Larson A, Coban Akdemir Z, Baglaj M, Bofferding L, Bosanko KB, Bouassida S, Callewaert B, Cannon A, Enchautegui Colon Y, Garnica AD, Harr MH, Heck S, Hurst ACE, Jhangiani SN, Isidor B, Littlejohn RO, Liu P, Magoulas P, Mar Fan H, Marom R, McLean S, Nezarati MM, Nugent KM, Petersen MB, Rocha ML, Roeder E, Smigiel R, Tully I, Weisfeld-Adams J, Wells KO, Posey JE, Lupski JR, Beaudet AL, Wangler MF. Recurrent arginine substitutions in the ACTG2 gene are the primary driver of disease burden and severity in visceral myopathy. Hum Mutat. 2020 Mar;41(3):641-654. PubMed PMID: 31769566
  • van Rijt WJ, Jager EA, Allersma DP, Aktuglu Zeybek AÇ, Bhattacharya K, Debray FG, Ellaway CJ, Gautschi M, Geraghty MT, Gil-Ortega D, Larson AA, Moore F, Morava E, Morris AA, Oishi K, Schiff M, Scholl-Bürgi S, Tchan MC, Vockley J, Witters P, Wortmann SB, van Spronsen F, Van Hove JLK, Derks TGJ. Efficacy and safety of D,L-3-hydroxybutyrate (D,L-3-HB) treatment in multiple acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency. Genet Med. 2020 May;22(5):908-916. PubMed PMID: 31904027
  • Besse A, Brezavar D, Hanson J, Larson A, Bonnen PE. LONP1 de novo dominant mutation causes mitochondrial encephalopathy with loss of LONP1 chaperone activity and excessive LONP1 proteolytic activity. Mitochondrion. 2020 Mar;51:68-78. PubMed PMID: 31923470
  • Chilton I, Okur V, Vitiello G, Selicorni A, Mariani M, Goldenberg A, Husson T, Campion D, Lichtenbelt KD, van Gassen K, Steinraths M, Rice J, Roeder ER, Littlejohn RO, Srour M, Sebire G, Accogli A, Héron D, Heide S, Nava C, Depienne C, Larson A, Niyazov D, Azage M, Hoganson G, Burton J, Rush ET, Jenkins JL, Saunders CJ, Thiffault I, Alaimo JT, Fleischer J, Groepper D, Gripp KW, Chung WK. De novo heterozygous missense and loss-of-function variants in CDC42BPB are associated with a neurodevelopmental phenotype. Am J Med Genet A. 2020 May;182(5):962-973. PubMed PMID: 32031333
  • Friederich MW, Elias AF, Kuster A, Laugwitz L, Larson AA, Landry AP, Ellwood-Digel L, Mirsky DM, Dimmock D, Haven J, Jiang H, MacLean KN, Styren K, Schoof J, Goujon L, Lefrancois T, Friederich M, Coughlin CR 2nd, Banerjee R, Haack TB, Van Hove JLK. Pathogenic variants in SQOR encoding sulfide:quinone oxidoreductase are a potentially treatable cause of Leigh disease. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2020 Sep;43(5):1024-1036. PubMed PMID: 32160317
  • Kripps K, Nakayuenyongsuk W, Shayota BJ, Berquist W, Gomez-Ospina N, Esquivel CO, Concepcion W, Sampson JB, Cristin DJ, Jackson WE, Gilliland S, Pomfret EA, Kueht ML, Pettit RW, Sherif YA, Emrick LT, Elsea SH, Himes R, Hirano M, Van Hove JLK, Scaglia F, Enns GM, Larson AA. Successful liver transplantation in mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy (MNGIE). Mol Genet Metab. 2020 May;130(1):58-64. PubMed PMID: 32173240
  • Zhao P, Liu ID, Hodgin JB, Benke PI, Selva J, Torta F, Wenk MR, Endrizzi JA, West O, Ou W, Tang E, Goh DL, Tay SK, Yap HK, Loh A, Weaver N, Sullivan B, Larson A, Cooper MA, Alhasan K, Alangari AA, Salim S, Gumus E, Chen K, Zenker M, Hildebrandt F, Saba JD. Responsiveness of sphingosine phosphate lyase insufficiency syndrome to vitamin B6 cofactor supplementation. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2020 Sep;43(5):1131-1142. PubMed PMID: 32233035
  • Poore TS, Prager J, Weinman JP, Larson A, Houin P. Tracheal and lower airway changes in a patient with mucolipidosis type II. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020 Jul;55(7):1843-1845. PubMed PMID: 32270604
  • Barca E, Long Y, Cooley V, Schoenaker R, Emmanuele V, DiMauro S, Cohen BH, Karaa A, Vladutiu GD, Haas R, Van Hove JLK, Scaglia F, Parikh S, Bedoyan JK, DeBrosse SD, Gavrilova RH, Saneto RP, Enns GM, Stacpoole PW, Ganesh J, Larson A, Zolkipli-Cunningham Z, Falk MJ, Goldstein AC, Tarnopolsky M, Gropman A, Camp K, Krotoski D, Engelstad K, Rosales XQ, Kriger J, Grier J, Buchsbaum R, Thompson JLP, Hirano M. Mitochondrial diseases in North America: An analysis of the NAMDC Registry. Neurol Genet. 2020 Apr;6(2):e402. PubMed PMID: 32337332
  • Vissers LELM, Kalvakuri S, de Boer E, Geuer S, Oud M, van Outersterp I, Kwint M, Witmond M, Kersten S, Polla DL, Weijers D, Begtrup A, McWalter K, Ruiz A, Gabau E, Morton JEV, Griffith C, Weiss K, Gamble C, Bartley J, Vernon HJ, Brunet K, Ruivenkamp C, Kant SG, Kruszka P, Larson A, Afenjar A, Billette de Villemeur T, Nugent K, Raymond FL, Venselaar H, Demurger F, Soler-Alfonso C, Li D, Bhoj E, Hayes I, Hamilton NP, Ahmad A, Fisher R, van den Born M, Willems M, Sorlin A, Delanne J, Moutton S, Christophe P, Mau-Them FT, Vitobello A, Goel H, Massingham L, Phornphutkul C, Schwab J, Keren B, Charles P, Vreeburg M, De Simone L, Hoganson G, Iascone M, Milani D, Evenepoel L, Revencu N, Ward DI, Burns K, Krantz I, Raible SE, Murrell JR, Wood K, Cho MT, van Bokhoven H, Muenke M, Kleefstra T, Bodmer R, de Brouwer APM. De Novo Variants in CNOT1, a Central Component of the CCR4-NOT Complex Involved in Gene Expression and RNA and Protein Stability, Cause Neurodevelopmental Delay. Am J Hum Genet. 2020 Jul 2;107(1):164-172. PubMed PMID: 32553196
  • Ng BG, Eklund EA, Shiryaev SA, Dong YY, Abbott MA, Asteggiano C, Bamshad MJ, Barr E, Bernstein JA, Chelakkadan S, Christodoulou J, Chung WK, Ciliberto MA, Cousin J, Gardiner F, Ghosh S, Graf WD, Grunewald S, Hammond K, Hauser NS, Hoganson GE, Houck KM, Kohler JN, Morava E, Larson AA, Liu P, Madathil S, McCormack C, Meeks NJL, Miller R, Monaghan KG, Nickerson DA, Palculict TB, Papazoglu GM, Pletcher BA, Scheffer IE, Schenone AB, Schnur RE, Si Y, Rowe LJ, Serrano Russi AH, Russo RS, Thabet F, Tuite A, Villanueva MM, Wang RY, Webster RI, Wilson D, Zalan A, Wolfe LA, Rosenfeld JA, Rhodes L, Freeze HH. Predominant and novel de novo variants in 29 individuals with ALG13 deficiency: Clinical description, biomarker status, biochemical analysis, and treatment suggestions. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2020 Nov;43(6):1333-1348. PubMed PMID: 32681751
  • Knight KM, Shelkowitz E, Larson AA, Mirsky DM, Wang Y, Chen T, Wong LJ, Friederich MW, Van Hove JLK. The mitochondrial DNA variant m.9032T > C in MT-ATP6 encoding p.(Leu169Pro) causes a complex mitochondrial neurological syndrome. Mitochondrion. 2020 Nov;55:8-13. PubMed PMID: 32931937
  • Kripps KA, Friederich MW, Chen T, Larson AA, Mirsky DM, Wang Y, Tanji K, Knight KM, Wong LJ, Van Hove JLK. A novel acceptor stem variant in mitochondrial tRNA(Tyr) impairs mitochondrial translation and is associated with a severe phenotype. Mol Genet Metab. 2020 Dec;131(4):398-404. PubMed PMID: 33279411
  • Emrick LT, Rosenfeld JA, Lalani SR, Jain M, Desai NK, Larson A, Kripps K, Vanderver A, Taft RJ, Bluske K, Perry D, Nagakura H, Immken LL, Burrage LC, Bacino CA, Belmont JW, Network UD, Lee B. Microdeletions excluding YWHAE and PAFAH1B1 cause a unique leukoencephalopathy: further delineation of the 17p13.3 microdeletion spectrum. Genet Med. 2019 Jul;21(7):1652-1656. PubMed PMID: 30568308
  • Mirzaa GM, Chong JX, Piton A, Popp B, Foss K, Guo H, Harripaul R, Xia K, Scheck J, Aldinger KA, Sajan SA, Tang S, Bonneau D, Beck A, White J, Mahida S, Harris J, Smith-Hicks C, Hoyer J, Zweier C, Reis A, Thiel CT, Jamra RA, Zeid N, Yang A, Farach LS, Walsh L, Payne K, Rohena L, Velinov M, Ziegler A, Schaefer E, Gatinois V, Geneviève D, Simon MEH, Kohler J, Rotenberg J, Wheeler P, Larson A, Ernst ME, Akman CI, Westman R, Blanchet P, Schillaci LA, Vincent-Delorme C, Gripp KW, Mattioli F, Guyader GL, Gerard B, Mathieu-Dramard M, Morin G, Sasanfar R, Ayub M, Vasli N, Yang S, Person R, Monaghan KG, Nickerson DA, van Binsbergen E, Enns GM, Dries AM, Rowe LJ, Tsai ACH, Svihovec S, Friedman J, Agha Z, Qamar R, Rodan LH, Martinez-Agosto J, Ockeloen CW, Vincent M, Sunderland WJ, Bernstein JA, Eichler EE, Vincent JB, Bamshad MJ. De novo and inherited variants in ZNF292 underlie a neurodevelopmental disorder with features of autism spectrum disorder. Genet Med. 2019 Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31723249
  • Flex E, Martinelli S, Van Dijck A, Ciolfi A, Cecchetti S, Coluzzi E, Pannone L, Andreoli C, Radio FC, Pizzi S, Carpentieri G, Bruselles A, Catanzaro G, Pedace L, Miele E, Carcarino E, Ge X, Chijiwa C, Lewis MES, Meuwissen M, Kenis S, Van der Aa N, Larson A, Brown K, Wasserstein MP, Skotko BG, Begtrup A, Person R, Karayiorgou M, Roos JL, Van Gassen KL, Koopmans M, Bijlsma EK, Santen GWE, Barge-Schaapveld DQCM, Ruivenkamp CAL, Hoffer MJV, Lalani SR, Streff H, Craigen WJ, Graham BH, van den Elzen APM, Kamphuis DJ, Õunap K, Reinson K, Pajusalu S, Wojcik MH, Viberti C, Di Gaetano C, Bertini E, Petrucci S, De Luca A, Rota R, Ferretti E, Matullo G, Dallapiccola B, Sgura A, Walkiewicz M, Kooy RF, Tartaglia M. Aberrant Function of the C-Terminal Tail of HIST1H1E Accelerates Cellular Senescence and Causes Premature Aging. Am J Hum Genet. 2019 Sep 5;105(3):493-508. PubMed PMID: 31447100
  • Nicoli ER, Weston MR, Hackbarth M, Becerril A, Larson A, Zein WM, Baker PR 2nd, Burke JD, Dorward H, Davids M, Huang Y, Adams DR, Zerfas PM, Chen D, Markello TC, Toro C, Wood T, Elliott G, Vu M, Zheng W, Garrett LJ, Tifft CJ, Gahl WA, Day-Salvatore DL, Mindell JA, Malicdan MCV. Lysosomal Storage and Albinism Due to Effects of a De Novo CLCN7 Variant on Lysosomal Acidification. Am J Hum Genet. 2019 Jun 6;104(6):1127-1138. PubMed PMID: 31155284
  • Kim J, Hu C, Moufawad El Achkar C, Black LE, Douville J, Larson A, Pendergast MK, Goldkind SF, Lee EA, Kuniholm A, Soucy A, Vaze J, Belur NR, Fredriksen K, Stojkovska I, Tsytsykova A, Armant M, DiDonato RL, Choi J, Cornelissen L, Pereira LM, Augustine EF, Genetti CA, Dies K, Barton B, Williams L, Goodlett BD, Riley BL, Pasternak A, Berry ER, Pflock KA, Chu S, Reed C, Tyndall K, Agrawal PB, Beggs AH, Grant PE, Urion DK, Snyder RO, Waisbren SE, Poduri A, Park PJ, Patterson A, Biffi A, Mazzulli JR, Bodamer O, Berde CB, Yu TW. Patient-Customized Oligonucleotide Therapy for a Rare Genetic Disease. N Engl J Med. 2019 Oct 24;381(17):1644-1652. PubMed PMID: 31597037
  • Shelkowitz E, Singh JK, Larson A, Elias ER. IRF2BPL gene mutation: Expanding on neurologic phenotypes. Am J Med Genet A. 2019 Nov;179(11):2263-2271. PubMed PMID: 31432588
  • Assia Batzir N, Kishor Bhagwat P, Larson A, Coban Akdemir Z, Baglaj M, Bofferding L, Bosanko KB, Bouassida S, Callewaert B, Cannon A, Enchautegui Colon Y, Garnica AD, Harr MH, Heck S, Hurst ACE, Jhangiani SN, Isidor B, Littlejohn RO, Liu P, Magoulas P, Mar Fan H, Marom R, McLean S, Nezarati MM, Nugent KM, Petersen MB, Rocha ML, Roeder E, Smigiel R, Tully I, Weisfeld-Adams J, Wells KO, Posey JE, Lupski JR, Beaudet AL, Wangler MF. Recurrent arginine substitutions in the ACTG2 gene are the primary driver of disease burden and severity in visceral myopathy. Hum Mutat. 2019 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31769566
  • Emrick LT, Rosenfeld JA, Lalani SR, Jain M, Desai NK, Larson A, Kripps K, Vanderver A, Taft RJ, Bluske K, Perry D, Nagakura H, Immken LL, Burrage LC, Bacino CA, Belmont JW, Network UD, Lee B. Microdeletions excluding YWHAE and PAFAH1B1 cause a unique leukoencephalopathy: further delineation of the 17p13.3 microdeletion spectrum. Genet Med. 2018 Dec 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30568308
  • Van Damme T, Pang X, Guillemyn B, Gulberti S, Syx D, De Rycke R, Kaye O, de Die-Smulders CEM, Pfundt R, Kariminejad A, Nampoothiri S, Pierquin G, Bulk S, Larson AA, Chatfield KC, Simon M, Legrand A, Gerard M, Symoens S, Fournel-Gigleux S, Malfait F. Biallelic B3GALT6 mutations cause spondylodysplastic Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Hum Mol Genet. 2018 Oct 15;27(20):3475-3487. PubMed PMID: 29931299
  • Starr MC, Chang IJ, Finn LS, Sun A, Larson AA, Goebel J, Hanevold C, Thies J, Van Hove JLK, Hingorani SR, Lam C. COQ2 nephropathy: a treatable cause of nephrotic syndrome in children. Pediatr Nephrol. 2018 Jul;33(7):1257-1261. PubMed PMID: 29637272
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Medical Genetics, Member
  • American Society for Human Genetics, Member
  • Society for Inherited Metabolic Disease, Member
  • Mitochondrial Medicine Society, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Care by Children's Hospital Colorado
151 W. County Line Rd
Littleton, CO 80129
720-777-1320

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Medical Biochemical Genetics, Board Certification
  • Clinical Genetics and Genomics (MD), Board Certification
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Genetic Conditions and Testing
Clinical Interests
Inherited metabolic diseases Mitochondrial diseases Genomic testing

Personal Interests
Cooking, reading, hiking

Public Speaking
Yes
Mitochondrial diseases, genomic testing, inherited metabolic diseases, newborn screening

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (2010)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Dartmouth College (NH) (2005)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (2011)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Clinical Genetics and Genomics (MD) (2015)
  • University of Colorado, Pediatrics (2013)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Medical Biochemical Genetics (2017)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Clinical Genetics and Metabolism
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