Marisa Friederich, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Clinical Genetics and Metabolism

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Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (1995)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Maryland–College Park (1987)
Department: Pediatrics-Clinical Genetics and Metabolism

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor

Recognition & Awards

  • Travel Award, ICIEM meeting from the Society of Inherited Metabolic Disease (2013)
    Awarded travel grant for best presentation to the ICIEM meeting from the Society of Inherited Metabolic Disease, Barcelona, Spain 2013

Publications

  • 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
  • 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
  • Bennett J, Kerr M, Greenway SC, Friederich MW, Van Hove JLK, Hittel D, Khan A. Improved lactate control with dichloroacetate in a case with severe neonatal lactic acidosis due to MTFMT mitochondrial translation disorder. Mol Genet Metab Rep. 2020 Sep;24:100616. PubMed PMID: 32577402
  • 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
  • Friederich MW, Perez FA, Knight KM, Van Hove RA, Yang SP, Saneto RP, Van Hove JLK. Pathogenic variants in NUBPL result in failure to assemble the matrix arm of complex I and cause a complex leukoencephalopathy with thalamic involvement. Mol Genet Metab. 2020 Mar;129(3):236-242. PubMed PMID: 31917109
  • Jennifer H. Yang MD, Kataryna Ellsworth PhD, Emily Foreman MD, Aliya Frederick MD PhD, Denise Malicki, MD PhD, Marisa W. Friederich PhD, Johan Van Hove MD PhD, Shifteh Sattar MD, Kristen Wigby MD, Richard Haas MD A homozygous variant in the NFS1 gene identified by rapid WGS: A case of progressive weakness and hypotonia.
  • Newell C, Khan A, Sinasac D, Shoffner J, Friederich MW, Van Hove JLK, Hume S, Shearer J, Sosova I. Hybrid gel electrophoresis using skin fibroblasts to aid in diagnosing mitochondrial disease. Neurol Genet. 2019 Jun;5(3):e336. PubMed PMID: 31192304
  • Van Hove JLK, Freehauf CL, Ficicioglu C, Pena LDM, Moreau KL, Henthorn TK, Christians U, Jiang H, Cowan TM, Young SP, Hite M, Friederich MW, Stabler SP, Spector EB, Kronquist KE, Thomas JA, Emmett P, Harrington MJ, Pyle L, Creadon-Swindell G, Wempe MF, MacLean KN. Biomarkers of oxidative stress, inflammation, and vascular dysfunction in inherited cystathionine ß-synthase deficient homocystinuria and the impact of taurine treatment in a phase 1/2 human clinical trial. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2019 May;42(3):424-437. PubMed PMID: 30873612
  • Wempe MF, Kumar A, Kumar V, Choi YJ, Swanson MA, Friederich MW, Hyland K, Yue WW, Van Hove JLK, Coughlin CR 2nd. Identification of a novel biomarker for pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy: Implications for newborn screening. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2019 May;42(3):565-574. PubMed PMID: 30663059
  • Oláhová M, Yoon WH, Thompson K, Jangam S, Fernandez L, Davidson JM, Kyle JE, Grove ME, Fisk DG, Kohler JN, Holmes M, Dries AM, Huang Y, Zhao C, Contrepois K, Zappala Z, Frésard L, Waggott D, Zink EM, Kim YM, Heyman HM, Stratton KG, Webb-Robertson BM, Snyder M, Merker JD, Montgomery SB, Fisher PG, Feichtinger RG, Mayr JA, Hall J, Barbosa IA, Simpson MA, Deshpande C, Waters KM, Koeller DM, Metz TO, Morris AA, Schelley S, Cowan T, Friederich MW, McFarland R, Van Hove JLK, Enns GM, Yamamoto S, Ashley EA, Wangler MF, Taylor RW, Bellen HJ, Bernstein JA, Wheeler MT. Biallelic Mutations in ATP5F1D, which Encodes a Subunit of ATP Synthase, Cause a Metabolic Disorder. Am J Hum Genet. 2018 Mar 1;102(3):494-504. PubMed PMID: 29478781
  • Scalais E, Osterheld E, Weitzel C, De Meirleir L, Mataigne F, Martens G, Shaikh TH, Coughlin CR 2nd, Yu HC, Swanson M, Friederich MW, Scharer G, Helbling D, Wendt-Andrae J, Van Hove JLK. X-Linked Cobalamin Disorder (HCFC1) Mimicking Nonketotic Hyperglycinemia With Increased Both Cerebrospinal Fluid Glycine and Methylmalonic Acid. Pediatr Neurol. 2017 Jun;71:65-69. PubMed PMID: 28363510
  • Simon MT, Ng BG, Friederich MW, Wang RY, Boyer M, Kircher M, Collard R, Buckingham KJ, Chang R, Shendure J, Nickerson DA, Bamshad MJ, Van Hove JLK, Freeze HH, Abdenur JE. Activation of a cryptic splice site in the mitochondrial elongation factor GFM1 causes combined OXPHOS deficiency. Mitochondrion. 2017 May;34:84-90. PubMed PMID: 28216230
  • Friederich MW, Erdogan AJ, Coughlin CR 2nd, Elos MT, Jiang H, O'Rourke CP, Lovell MA, Wartchow E, Gowan K, Chatfield KC, Chick WS, Spector EB, Van Hove JLK, Riemer J. Mutations in the accessory subunit NDUFB10 result in isolated complex I deficiency and illustrate the critical role of intermembrane space import for complex I holoenzyme assembly. Hum Mol Genet. 2017 Feb 15;26(4):702-716. PubMed PMID: 28040730
  • Friederich MW, Erdogan AJ, Coughlin CR 2nd, Elos MT, Jiang H, O'Rourke C, Lovell MA, Wartchow E, Gowan K, Chatfield KC, Chick WS, Spector E, Van Hove JL, Riemer J. Mutations in the accessory subunit NDUFB10 result in isolated complex I deficiency and illustrate the critical role of intermembrane space import for complex I holoenzyme assembly. Hum Mol Genet. 2016 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28040730
  • Bennett B, Helbling D, Meng H, Jarzembowski J, Geurts AM, Friederich MW, Van Hove JL, Lawlor MW, Dimmock DP. Potentially diagnostic electron paramagnetic resonance spectra elucidate the underlying mechanism of mitochondrial dysfunction in the deoxyguanosine kinase deficient rat model of a genetic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. Free Radic Biol Med. 2016 Mar;92:141-51. PubMed PMID: 26773591
  • Bjoraker KJ, Swanson MA, Coughlin CR 2nd, Christodoulou J, Tan ES, Fergeson M, Dyack S, Ahmad A, Friederich MW, Spector EB, Creadon-Swindell G, Hodge MA, Gaughan S, Burns C, Van Hove JL. Neurodevelopmental Outcome and Treatment Efficacy of Benzoate and Dextromethorphan in Siblings with Attenuated Nonketotic Hyperglycinemia. J Pediatr. 2016 Mar;170:234-9. PubMed PMID: 26749113
  • Chatfield KC, Coughlin CR 2nd, Friederich MW, Gallagher RC, Hesselberth JR, Lovell MA, Ofman R, Swanson MA, Thomas JA, Wanders RJ, Wartchow EP, Van Hove JL. Mitochondrial energy failure in HSD10 disease is due to defective mtDNA transcript processing. Mitochondrion. 2015 Jan 6;21C:1-10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25575635
  • Chatfield KC, Coughlin CR 2nd, Friederich MW, Gallagher RC, Hesselberth JR, Lovell MA, Ofman R, Swanson MA, Thomas JA, Wanders RJ, Wartchow EP, Van Hove JL. Mitochondrial energy failure in HSD10 disease is due to defective mtDNA transcript processing. Mitochondrion. 2015 Mar;21:1-10. PubMed PMID: 25575635
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Practice Locations

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Care Philosophy
My goal is to provide the most comprehensive analysis to patients with suspected mitochondrial disease. This is achieved through the clinical lab at CHCO and the research laboratory at the University of Colorado AMC.

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (1995)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Maryland–College Park (1987)
Department: Pediatrics-Clinical Genetics and Metabolism
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